SPARKLE FACTOR provided Dermot Weld with yet another victory at Limerick and the filly shouldn't have too many problems following up. Michael Halford runs the pair at the top of the weights and Glassatura may come out better than Dundalk winner Slipper Orchid as Shane Foley has chosen him and he won at the first time of asking last season. C'Est Ma Souer could provide a threat as she beat a huge field at the Curragh in October and reappeared with an eye-catching run in a tough handicap there.
Slipper Orchid (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Dwelt and towards rear, ridden into 6th 2f out, closer 1f out, kept on well on inner final furlong to lead inside last 100 yards, won at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Mar beating Strait Of Zanzibar (8-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Glassatura (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden into straight, dropped to last of the 3 under 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, last of 3, 5l behind Giovanni Boldini (9-3) at Dundalk 7f 2yo stks pol in Sep.
Sparkle Factor (IRE) 8-11fav (9-0) Tracked leaders and 2nd halfway, progress to lead over 1f out, ridden out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Limerick 7f 3yo fll mdn hvy beating Sherama (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Kanes Pass (IRE) 16-1 (7-11) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, some late progress final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Great Minds (8-4) at Curragh 6f ext hcp in Mar.
C'Est Ma Souer (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Raced in far side group to halfway where 10th and under pressure, no impression in 12th 1f out, switched left to rail and kept on inside final furlong, 8th of 20, 5l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp.
Sophie's World (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 8l behind Fly To The Moon (9-2) at Curragh 7f 3yo ext hcp in Mar.