Valley Queen is useful in this sort of grade as she showed when beating Hoppsan here last week. The assessor has only raised her 1lb so another big run is anticipated. ROYAL BEAUTY was a 20/1 chance when runner-up to Pyromaniac here a week ago and, off the same mark here, can go one better. She had several of these, including Gatamalata, who went off much too quick, behind and should confirm the form. Lord Kenmare hasn't won for a long time and is now on his lowest ever mark as a consequence. He showed a glimmer of his old form last time and looks the main danger.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, 12th of 14, 10l behind Jembatt (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd in Sep.
Valley Queen 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden along 4f out, ridden in 3rd 3f out, 3rd 2f out, 2nd 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on well under pressure, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol beating Hoppsan (9-6) by nk, 13 ran.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 8-1 (9-11) Dwelt slightly, soon mid-division on inner, 8th before straight, switched right from 2f out, 7th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 9l behind Happy Anniversary (9-2) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Mctaggart (IRE) 18-1 (8-2) In rear, kept on without threatening under pressure from under 2f out, 9th of 16, 7l behind Precious Stone (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp sft in Oct '12.
Cheers Buddy (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 2f out, 5th of 13, 7l behind Pyromaniac (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Bomber Jackson (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Prominent, disputed lead from halfway, ridden along 3f out, led 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Valley Queen (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, soon no impression, 9th of 14, 6l behind Victor's Beach (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Gatamalata (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 4th of 13, 6l behind Pyromaniac (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Eretara (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Dwelt, behind and pushed along, headway over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 12l behind Silly Billy (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Kalacan (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Reared up leaving the stalls, soon disputed lead, headed 2f out, dropped to 5th and no impression 1f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Reckless Lad (9-3) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Strut In Style (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 22l behind Elizabeth Coffee (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Nov '11.
Wellmarked (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Soon ridden to go pace in mid-division, towards rear halfway, no impression, 13th of 14, 11l behind Enter The Red (8-7) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 in Oct.
Hazy Days 12-1 (8-4) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, 9th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Valley Queen (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Royal Beauty (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and progress 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Pyromaniac (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Elusive Leona (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, 9th of 14, 13l behind Hangar Five (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Mischief N Mayhem 4-1 (9-0) Keen hold, soon tracked leaders, 4th over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace under pressure, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Salvado (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Oct.