Authorative has changed stables since landing a poor handicap at Clonmel in September while Balkinstown hasn't shown a spark of ability in four starts on the level. Moss Street was beaten 21l by NOBLE INN at Ballinrobe in September and the winner, who has a penalty to carry, is given the nod over stablemate Analifet, also penalised for her victory at Compiegne in May.
Noble Inn (FR) 5-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders on inner in 3rd, headway to dispute 2 out and led approaching straight, driven out and kept on well run-in, won at Ballinrobe 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Sep beating Clarcam (10-12) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Analifet (FR) (10-3) won at Compiegne(FR) 2m 3yo hdl sft in May beating Loxlade (10-3) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.
Authorative (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Made all, ridden early straight, strongly pressed inside final furlong and kept on under pressure, just held on, won at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Sep beating Street Party (9-13) by shd, 8 ran (flat).
Balkinstown (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, headway to dispute briefly approaching straight, soon headed and no extra 2f out, weakened, last of 13, 21l behind Al Murqab (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 1f mdn stks sft (flat).
Moss Street 16-1 (11-0) Settled in rear of mid-division, some headway approaching 4 out and 6th 2 out, moderate 4th approaching last and kept on same pace into 2nd run-in, 2nd of 16, 13l behind Gerdago (11-0) at Navan 2m 3yo mdn hdl.