Mulleady has shown good progress over hurdles of late and will figure if transferring that form across to the Flat. Bensoon just got the better of Noverre Princess over 1m3f here last week with Daytime Dreamer and Accompanist behind. The top weight also has the beating of Tight Times and should be in the mix again while it would be no surprise to see an improved effort from Cottesloe on his handicap debut. CIRCUS ACT will need to step up on his recent third at this track but there's a good chance he'll do so as that was his first start since May and he gets the tentative vote.
Bensoon 4-1fav (9-12) Slowly into stride and rear of mid-division, headway entering straight, ridden in 4th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol beating Noverre Princess (9-0) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Mulleady (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway in 4th 4f out, 3rd 3f out, challenged 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra in 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Hartside (8-11) at Wexford 2m hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Noverre Princess (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, progress entering straight, soon ridden, led 1 1/2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Bensoon (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Cottesloe (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 14, 7l behind Mona Brown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Time Travel 25-1 (8-10) Soon led, ridden 2f out, soon headed and no impression, 13th of 14, 7l behind Prince Of Fashion (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) In rear, last entering straight, ridden 2f out, moderate 11th 1f out, kept on well final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 14, 4l behind Bensoon (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Houdini Bright (USA) 9-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, dropped to 8th over 4f out, soon no extra, 8th of 9, 40l behind Star Of Aragon (11-3) at Curragh 1m 6f Ladies Handicap (47-75) (4yo+) sft in Aug.
Tight Times (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and lost place entering straight, moderate 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 7l behind Atmospheric High (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Ask The Farmer (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden into 7th 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 23l behind Coach Bombay (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Circus Act 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, kept on in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Alghanem (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Whispering Down (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 9th of 14, 7l behind Asian Wing (8-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Accompanist 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and no impression straight, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Bensoon (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Fearchar (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, weakened over 3f out, 12th of 14, 14l behind Word For Word (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Mac Tigue (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, some headway into moderate 9th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 12l behind Annie Go (9-3) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Formal Bid (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Somemothersdohavem (9-5) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Ember Jack (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Chased leaders early, 8th halfway, ridden and weakened 4f out, 12th of 14, 34l behind Alburj (9-5) at Listowel 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn in Sep '10.
Buccaneer Bob (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, kept on one paced from 2f out, 6th of 14, 7l behind Alghanem (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol.