Aidan O'Brien and Jim Bolger have shared the two previous renewals and this looks between then again. The former saddles FORTIFY, who could only finish third in a four-horse race on his debut in very heavy ground at Listowel. He missed the break that day and looked very green when asked to close but that will have done him the world of good and he can take this. Bolger's Beyond Thankful showed the benefit of his opening run with a fine effort behind Flameseeker at that same Listowel meeting and should progress further. He looks to have more scope than Frozen North, who was well beaten at Gowran last time, while Truly Delightful has had too many chances.
Beyond Thankful (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden entering straight, challenged 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Flameseeker (9-5) at Listowel 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Fortify 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt a little, raced last of the 4, closer in 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on under hands and heels inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 1l behind Secret Recipe (9-5) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Frozen North (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 16, 21l behind Trading Leather (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Hold The Line (IRE) Ivan Denisovich colt out of Janna's Jewel.
Monamintra Whip (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 13th of 16, 25l behind Gift From Heaven (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Risk Return (IRE) Zamindar colt out of Sheer Spirit.
Stony Grey (IRE) Winged Love gelding out of Grand Lili.
Target Acquired (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 10th 2f out, no impression, 10th of 16, 9l behind Gift From Heaven (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Trainspotting 33-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, driven along and no impression approaching straight, 15th of 16, 22l behind Mooqtar (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Bainne (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride and towards rear, some late headway final furlong, 7th of 16, 8l behind Gift From Heaven (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Lady Giselle 14-1 (8-11) Soon raced last of the 6, behind approaching halfway, kept on without threatening straight, 4th of 6, 11l behind Talitha Kum (9-0) at Listowel 6f 2yo fll mdn hvy in Sep.
Lady O Malley (IRE) Oratorio filly out of Great Idea.
Peggy's Leg (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, last of 15, 17l behind Big Break (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gd in Sep.
Truly Delightful (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, last of 12, 31l behind Fromajacktoaking (9-1) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo hcp hvy in Sep.