MISSUNITED has now won seven of her 12 career starts and been runner-up in three others. She followed a comfortable victory over hurdles at Galway by scoring on the Flat at Listowel then finishing runner-up in the Irish Cesarewitch. She fully deserves a crack at this level and can justify the step-up in grade though Mulleady is a worthy opponent. She took some time to get her act together but was an impressive winner at Limerick last time and there's more to come. Thynetocatcher, a point-to-point and Listed bumper winner, gained her only success so far over timber when tackling 2m4f and she may find a couple of these too quick. Top Madam has won three times over timber and has been keeping good company but she was 4l behind Missunited at Listowel in June though she was a long way in front of Miss Penny Pincher in a Kilbeggan bumper the previous month.
Top Madam (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, headway to lead before halfway, ridden 2 out and asserted before last, kept on run-in, won at Wexford 2m 4f hdl gd in Oct beating Rising Time (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Missunited (IRE) 8-13fav (11-5) Made all, pressed entering straight, pushed out to assert run-in, comfortably, won at Galway 2m 2f nh nov hdl sft in Sep beating Zuzka (11-5) by 4l, 8 ran.
Mulleady (IRE) 3-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway into moderate 3rd after 3 out, ridden and closer entering straight, challenged before 2 out, narrow lead 2 out, asserted before last, kept on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m 2f 4yo hdl sft in Oct beating One Cool Shabra (11-1) by 10l, 7 ran.
Celtic Cailin (IRE) 11-4fav (10-13) Always prominent, in front travelling well approaching straight, mistake 2 out, just headed before last, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Somedaysomehow (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m mares mdn hdl in Oct.
Dancin' Glory (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Led, ridden and challenged 2 out, headed before last, kept on same pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 23, 8l behind Captain Arceus (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Landenstown Lady 10-3 (10-8) Held up in 5th, ridden and no impression 4 out, weakened and completely tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Whatever Jacksays (11-8) at Tipperary 2m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Oct.
Miss Penny Pincher (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Always prominent, led into straight, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to hold on at the finish, won at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat gd in May beating Deep Trouble (11-7) by nk, 16 ran.
Thats Our Luck (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Soon led and clear, reduced lead 4 out, headed before next, soon no extra, pulled up before last, in a race won by Shesonlyahorse (11-7) at Galway 2m mares mdn hdl sft in Oct, 12 ran.
Thynetocatcher (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd briefly 5 out, 7th and outpaced 3 out, kept on again from before last, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Burn And Turn (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd in Oct.
Wild Friday (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Led, jumped left 4th, headed after 4 out, soon no extra, 13th of 16, well behind Somedaysomehow (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m mares mdn hdl in Oct.