If earlier races went to plan, this could turn out a very successful day for Jim Bolger's two-year-old runners. TRADING LEATHER trounced the opposition to land the odds at Gowran last time and may well come out best in a field full of promise for next year. Montiridge is unbeaten after edging ahead of stablemate Baltic Knight at Sandown and the latter has since beaten King Dragon. Cap O'Rushes has won both starts and Frankie Dettori keeps the ride while a quartet of winning debutants step up in class with Leopardstown winner Galileo Rock just preferred to Eye Of The Storm, Flying Officer and Glenard.
Cap O'rushes 5-6fav (9-3) Made all, set steady pace until quickened 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Salisbury 1m 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Sep beating Glean (9-3) by 3/4l, 3 ran.
Eye of The Storm (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, close up travelling best from 3f out, led 1f out, driven clear, very easily, won at Galway 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Sep beating Pearl Of Africa (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Flying Officer (USA) 5-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on, won at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep beating Saved By The Bell (9-3) by nk, 13 ran.
Galileo Rock (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, pushed along in 8th 3f out, closer in 6th over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 150 yards, pulled clear closing stages, won at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gs in Aug beating Hall Of Mirrors (9-5) by 7l, 12 ran.
Glenard 14-1 (9-3) Held up behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, stayed on to lead close home, won at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gd in Sep beating Sicur (9-0) by shd, 15 ran.
Glory Awaits (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Rising Legend (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
King Dragon (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched right to inside 3f out, chased winner approaching final 2f, soon challenging and every chance, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Baltic Knight (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo nov stk (4) sft.
Makafeh 5-1 (9-0) Pressed leader after 2f, led narrowly well over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Havana Gold (9-0) at Haydock 1m Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Sep.
Montiridge (IRE) 3-10fav (9-3) Steadied start, took keen hold and soon tracked leading pair, went 2nd travelling well inside final 2f, quickened to challenge inside final furlong, shaken up to lead close home, bit in hand, won at Sandown 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Sep beating Baltic Knight (9-0) by hd, 5 ran.
Pinarius (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol beating Sunblazer (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Trading Leather (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Made all, went clear from 2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, easily, won at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep beating Shadagann (9-5) by 7l, 16 ran.