Diyala scored on the Flat at Musselburgh in September and ran well over hurdles at Tipperary before being sent for a Grade 3 at Punchestown. She couldn't cope with the rise in class but this is more like it and she looks sure to take some beating. Winning bumper CATIMINI was having just her fourth carer start when just failing to catch the fancied Royal Moll at Galway and with much more to come she's the one to be on. Keith's Delight was only 3l behind in that latter event but still looks held and Emmy Lou looks more of a danger on her hurdling debut as she showed some decent form in bumpers.
Catimini (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 6th approaching straight, soon slightly impeded, close 7th on outer last, kept on well without threatening run-in, 2nd without troubling winner closing stages, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Royal Moll (11-7) at Galway 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Keith's Delight (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, improved to track leaders before straight, soon slightly impeded, close 6th at last, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening run-in, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Royal Moll (11-7) at Galway 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Diyala (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Mainly 5th and took keen hold early, not jump fluently, jumped left 4 out and pushed along in 6th before next, 5th and kept on one pace in straight, 5th of 6, 25l behind Cailin Annamh (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f hdl G3 (1) gd in Oct.
Darsi's Daughter (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Chased leaders early, 11th halfway, ridden and weakened 6f out, 17th of 20, 45l behind Shesafoxylady (11-9) at Punchestown 2m mrs N H flat gf in Oct.
Emmy Lou 10-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th 3f out, 4th 2f out, kept on same pace straight, 3rd of 16, 2l behind Dainty Diva (11-2) at Wexford 2m in Oct.
My Dancing Angel (IRE) St Jovite filly out of My Friend Annie.
Oscar's Passion (IRE) 22-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway into 5th 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 3rd next, left moderate 2nd at last, no impression on easy winner run-in, 2nd of 9, 23l behind Alonso (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Regula (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Keen hold, soon led, clear 7f out, reduced lead 4f out, headed before straight, soon lost place and no extra, 9th of 11, 22l behind Ange Balafre (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf gf in Sep.
Show Me The Monkey 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, pushed along and no impression in 11th entering straight, no extra, 11th of 15, well behind Goldboy (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat in Oct.
Wate And Sea (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on outer, 3rd before halfway, 2nd 6f out, ridden approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 6th of 16, 12l behind Voluptueux (11-5) at Limerick 2m N H flat gd in Oct.