PETIT CHOU is the only one of these with winning form on the surface and though she ran poorly on her return to action last month this is such a moderate contest that her 5lb rise from her successful mark shouldn't be a problem. Miss Cueta has run one good race in eight starts but a repeat of that effort, when just behind Blackwitch Woman at Cork, would put her in the picture for this. Dermot Weld runs Maunsells Duke in first-time blinkers and though he's shown nothing so far it would be no surprise to see improvement on his handicap debut. Blue Eyed Miss was racing off 86 in the UK a couple of years ago and has slipped dramatically in the ratings. She showed her first sign of form for a long time here last month and can go well.
Petit Chou (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Broke well, tracked leaders, 6th halfway, no extra early straight, eased from over 1f out, 11th of 12, 30l behind Foxillian (9-4) at Roscommon 7f stks gf in Sep.
Miss Cueta (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed early straight, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 12l behind Buaiteoir (10-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol.
Positive Event (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) in a race won by Redera (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol, 13 ran.
Maunsells Duke (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened from 4f out, 8th of 10, 25l behind Golden Nugget (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Jun.
Princess Soricha (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Reared up and unseated rider before start, raced in mid-division, 9th halfway, moderate 6th over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 17, 10l behind Ancient Kingdom (9-0) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn gd.
Zara's Girl (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Held up, kept on one pace inner straight, 7th of 14, 6l behind Ballydonnell Drive (9-0) at Dundalk 1m sks pol.
Ros Cuire (IRE) 66-1 (7-13) Behind, outpaced when switched right 2f out, some late headway final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 9l behind Ishiadancer (9-4) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct '09.
Blue Eyed Miss (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, 12th entering straight, headway on outer into 6th over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 5l behind Moonlight Rock (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Valentino Tango (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) In rear and took keen hold early, no impression from 3f out, last of 8, 17l behind Summerlea (9-9) at Killarney 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 gd in May '09.
Golan Star (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) 13th of 16, 23l behind Delightful Way (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp hvy in Oct '08.
Indian St Jovite (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 14, 18l behind Option Be (9-3) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-60 fm in Jun.
Spartan Mystery (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th 2f out, ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 15l behind Lily's Star (8-11) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gd in Aug.
Drummanmoremaster (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Prominent, led under 3f out, headed and no extra from 2f out, 14th of 19, 28l behind Table Mountain (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn.
King Chaparral (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, no impression straight, 12th of 19, 21l behind Table Mountain (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn.
Golden Monica (USA) 16-1 (8-5) Held up, 11th halfway, kept on without threatening from 2f out, 6th of 14, 6l behind Solar Sail (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
King Of Kilberry (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Mid-division, headway in 5th 3f out, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra in 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 9l behind Night Glimmer (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
The Bay Bandit 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 13th of 20, 13l behind Doorock (9-0) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.