It was good ground at Galway when Good Shot Noreen won over 7f there in July and the handicapper has seen fit to raise her 14lb, while this is also a lot tougher than the race Cheval Rouge won at Roscommon last week. Kate Greenaway has claims judged on her recent win at Leopardstown if she handles the testing ground and Mamma Rosa is not without a chance, but the vote goes to BE MY STORM. She's shown her best over longer trips so far but that's not a problem in today's heavy going and Dermot Weld's filly looks on a winning mark after a recent second at Clonmel.
Drombeg Dawn (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, weakened straight, eased when beaten, 14th of 16, 8l behind Rock Critic (8-13) at Galway 7f hcp gd in Jul.
Miranda's Girl (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Soon led, attempted to assert and went on from under 4f out, soon clear, reduced lead and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Midnight Music (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp 55-85 hvy.
Shirley Blake (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Always prominent, close up in 2nd travelling well 2f out, soon challenged and disputed, headed and kept on same pace from under 1f out, 2nd of 15, 3l behind Cul A Dun (8-10) at Killarney 1m hcp 50-85 gd in Aug.
Penthesilea Eile (USA) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, no extra under pressure from 2f out, last of 9, 21l behind Syann (9-7) at Killarney 1m 3f fll hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Be My Storm (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Led and attempted to make all, pressed entering straight, headed well over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong but no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Six Silver Lane (9-1) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gf.
Good Shot Noreen (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Soon prominent in 3rd, led and ridden to assert from 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Galway 7f 3yo hcp 50-75 gd in Jul beating Lake George (9-8) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Sikara (IRE) 2-1fav (8-11) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in rear entering straight, stayed on in close 5th 1f out, kept on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Printmaker (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo Ext hcp pol in Apr.
Cheval Rouge (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Waited with, 7th before straight, challenged and led from under 1f out, stayed on well, won at Roscommon 7f stks hvy beating Lord Windark (9-7) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Kate Greenaway (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Towards rear, good headway over 1f out, quickened to lead early final furlong, kept on well, won at Leopardstown 1m fll hcp 60-90 gd in Aug beating Act Of Love (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Dart Queen (GER) 6-1 (9-9) Towards rear, no impression from 2 1/2f out, 6th of 10, 10l behind Pivotal Rock (10-3) at Laytown 7f mdn stks.
Mamma Rosa (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Soon mid-division, ridden into moderate 3rd over 1f out, closed inside final furlong, kept on same pace close home, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Midnight Music (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp 55-85 hvy.
Port Elizabeth (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure from 2f out, 6th of 15, 8l behind Cul A Dun (8-10) at Killarney 1m hcp 50-85 gd in Aug.