SAMANTHA JONES returned from a break to finish a good second in a big field at Cork. She's gone up a further 2lb since but Brian Cawley's claim will aid her cause and she's sure to take all the beating. Ffos Las third Rayhani may be better over 2m but the consistent Pennys Tune is effective over this trip and has place claims again. Corr Point, second at Down Royal on Friday, should also be thereabouts and makes more appeal than Schelm and Brave Soldier. Dusty Trail won a claimer at Tramore on the Flat last month but has been lightly campaigned over hurdles in recent years.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Towards rear, progress from 3 out, moderate 7th entering straight, kept on without threatening from 2 out, 6th of 20, 20l behind Norther Bay (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Sep '12.
Rayhani (USA) 2-1fav (11-0) Hit 1st, held up in touch on outside, headway and effort 3 out, ridden to chase leading pair before last, no impression flat, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind James Pollard (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m clm hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Tico (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway into moderate 5th 4 out, ridden in 6th and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 15l behind Ancient Days (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs gd in Aug.
Big Generator 14-1 (11-10) Mid-division early, weakened from 7th, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Boxer Beat (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Jul, 15 ran.
Samantha Jones (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Ridden up to be soon prominent, left in front 2nd, headed and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 17, 6l behind Baidin Fheilimi (10-2) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Fuschia Belle (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway into close 4th 4 out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened entering straight, 13th of 18, 21l behind The Lady Granuaile (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Aug.
Schelm (GER) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 8th 3 out, soon ridden, 7th next, kept on without threatening to go 3rd after last, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Magnetic Force (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Aug.
Corr Point (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, 2nd from before last, kept on under pressure run-in without matching winner, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Street Runner (10-5) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Aug.
Kickhams Rakti (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 16, 33l behind Another Ambition (11-3) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Aug.
All Fired Up 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division and 9th halfway, pushed along early straight and no threat from 3 out, weakened, 8th of 18, 35l behind All Or Now (11-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (6yo+) gf in Jul.
Revolutionary Road 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, dropped to 12th before straight, soon no impression, kept on, 9th of 16, 13l behind Another Ambition (11-3) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Aug.
Invincible Don (IRE) 11-4fav (10-2) Soon chased leaders, niggled along 5th, soon struggling, moderate 4th and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 4th of 9, 10l behind King High (10-10) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Pennys Tune (IRE) 3-1fav (10-9) Held up, progress into 5th 2 out, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, close 2nd at last and soon strongly pressed winner, kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Xsquared (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jul.
Waterloo Chateau (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Led, strongly pressed after 4 out, headed after 3 out, 3rd under pressure next, no extra after slight mistake last, 5th of 11, 7l behind Grangeclare Gold (11-2) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in Aug '10.
Brave Soldier (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) Soon chased leaders, ridden in moderate 5th 4 out, soon no impression, kept on, 3rd of 14, 17l behind Wither Hills (10-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in May.
Bad And Mad (FR) 66-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 7th of 16, 29l behind Gentleman Duke (11-12) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gs in Aug.
Oscar Wings (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway into 11th after 4 out, ridden in 7th 3 out, 4th 2 out, no impression leaders in 3rd when slight mistake last, kept on one pace run-in, 5th of 18, 5l behind The Lady Granuaile (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Aug.
Mon Carlos (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Towards rear, no danger from 3 out, kept on, 7th of 14, well behind Some Officer (11-5) at Sligo 2m 4f mdn hdl in Aug.
Valours Minion (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Led early, headed 3rd, prominent, led briefly after 4 out, headed before 3 out, kept on one paced from 2 out, 4th of 17, 18l behind Baidin Fheilimi (11-6) at Killarney 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug.
Dr Nana (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway into 5th after 4 out, ridden and no extra before 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 15l behind Courtncatcher (11-6) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Aug.