BALMONT FLYER showed his first sign of ability with a very good run over slightly further here early last month and put that to good use when landing a similar race to this in good style a fortnight later. There should be more to come from Joanna Morgan's lightly-raced charge and he can complete the double. Saint By Day has been running well and looks an obvious threat. Mick Halford's charge scored over 1m4f here in September and was by no means disgraced from his new mark on a return visit last month. Bensoon hasn't had much racing and it's asking a lot to carry a big weight with a lack of experience and though Caracal ran his best race for a long time here a couple of weeks ago that was over a mile and he's now gone 29 starts without winning.
Bensoon 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway into 7th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on into 2nd closing stages, no impression winner, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Atmospheric High (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Black N Brew (USA) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, 10th of 14, 11l behind Atmospheric High (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Saint By Day (IRE) 7-4fav (9-9) Dwelt and held up towards rear, ridden in 13th entering straight, progress on outer 2f out, went 4th over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Raydari (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Alensgrove (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Towards rear for much, no impression under pressure straight, 13th of 14, 12l behind Cristy's Call (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Fancy Socks (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, 7l behind Starstruck (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
First Friday (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Soon led and and disputed, ridden and weakened 4f out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Hide The Evidence (8-6) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 hvy in Oct.
Mondego (GER) 33-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 16l behind Atmospheric High (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
War Room (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 14, 9l behind Spirituality (8-9) at Dundalk 7f mdn stks pol in Oct.
Indicative (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 14, 4l behind South South West (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Balmont Flyer (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, soon ridden to lead, stayed on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct beating Carvelas (9-2) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Arabela (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, 10th 4f out, ridden and no impression in 8th 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 15l behind Annie Go (9-3) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Caracal 16-1 (8-7) Soon chased leaders, progress 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong without quite getting to 1st 2, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Wild China (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Onslow (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Raced keenly and attempted to make all, ridden along when bumped and headed 2f out, no extra from 1f out, weakened, 6th of 9, 20l behind Ibsen (8-6) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Valley Of Stars (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, no extra entering straight, 12th of 14, 7l behind The Reek (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Hazelivius (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 4th 4f out, soon ridden and weakened quickly, last of 15, well behind Brother Rabbit (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.
Maya Bay (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear for most, never a factor, weakened 3f out, 6th of 8, 28l behind Lordhighprotector (8-11) at Listowel 7f 3yo mdn aut hvy in Sep.
Andalucia Lady (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden entering straight, no impression, 6th of 16, 5l behind Apache Gold (8-3) at Gowran Park 1m app hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.