Indian Icon has started a short price for both starts over timber but hasn't quite been able to justify the support. He'll be fancied again but may find the filly ADRIANA DES MOTTES too strong with her allowance. Willie Mullins' French acquisition improved with each run in early summer and can start to repay some of the 100,000 euros she cost in July. The champion trainer also runs Ashjar, another French purchase who makes his debut over timber after four runs on the Flat. Gigginstown purchased Halling's Treasure from Andrew Balding's yard after he scored at Kempton in September and Eric The Grey won twice for Richard Fahey so Charlie Swan should do well with him.
Ashjar (FR) 8-1 (9-2) 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Caillebotte (9-2) at Clairefontaine(FR) 1m 3f 3yo mdn gs in Jul (flat).
Diesel Ten (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Prominent, still 2nd after 3 out, lost place and no impression from before next, 6th of 13, 18l behind Windsor Queen (10-7) at Limerick 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy.
Eric The Grey (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Reared start and slowly away, headway over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 41l behind Totalize (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct (flat).
Greatness 16-1 (9-5) Always rear, pushed along and 4 lengths adrift halfway, no extra in straight, last of 5, 19l behind Dusty In Memphis (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov (flat).
Halling's Treasure 3-1fav (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, headway to lead over 1f out, held on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep beating First Warning (9-5) by 3/4l, 11 ran (flat).
Indian Icon (FR) Evensfav (11-0) Prominent and tracked leaders, went 2nd before 3 out but no impression on winner approaching 2 out, no extra before last and dropped to moderate 3rd run-in, 3rd of 16, 17l behind Gerdago (11-0) at Navan 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Mydor (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from before 4 out, 7th of 16, well behind Abbyssial (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo mdn hdl.
Seven Samurai (USA) 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, slightly hampered after 1 1/2f, ridden and no impression entering straight, 8th of 14, 16l behind Timjoe (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov (flat).
Shutter Island (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, progress on outer straight, ridden in 11th over 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 7th of 14, 4l behind Ned's Indian (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov (flat).
Snoqualmie Chief 33-1 (11-0) Held up, 11th early, no danger 4 out, 12th of 16, dis behind Abbyssial (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo mdn hdl.
Tafkeer (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, last of 14, well behind Sin Miedo (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Tahaf (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Towards rear, jumped left 1st, dropped behind 4th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Abbyssial (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo mdn hdl, 16 ran.
The Grand Duke 20-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, moderate 7th approaching 4th, no extra from before 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Sin Miedo (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Winter Music (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra from after 4 out, 10th of 16, well behind Abbyssial (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo mdn hdl.
Adriana Des Mottes (FR) (10-3) 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Holy Virgin (10-12) at Auteuil(FR) 1m 7f 3yo hdl in Jun.
Circe's Island (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Prominent, lost place 3 out, no impression from next, 13th of 18, 30l behind Plinth (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft.
Streak 2-1fav (9-7) Steadied start, soon in touch on outside, headway to 3rd 3f out, soon ridden, no chance with winner 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Big Thunder (9-3) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jun (flat).