The Folkes Choice was due to run in a similar race here yesterday but whatever the outcome would find it difficult against NORAS FANCY. She won a Listed contest over timber at Limerick in March and made a highly promising start over fences at Listowel last month when third to Miradane. She was by no means given a hard time and with that experience under her belt can get off the mark over the bigger obstacles. Rising Time has shown promise in both starts over fences and showed her liking for heavy ground when scoring over hurdles at Listowel last month. It will be a surprise if she's not in the mix while Madame Mado, three times a winner over hurdles, has the experience of a run over fences behind her and looks a chaser in the making. Magical Memoir is worth noting on her chasing bow and she'll be better for her recent run after a long break.
Carrig Cottage (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, weakened from 5 out, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Fair Dilemma (11-5) at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Sep.
Cooper's Crest (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) In rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Blazing Tempo (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd in Sep, 12 ran.
Gurteen Lass (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Prominent early and soon chased leaders, mid-division before halfway, weakened before 6 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Back In Focus (11-12) at Listowel 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Sep, 12 ran.
Last Hassle (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always behind, trailing from 4 out and pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Jacksonslady (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs sft in Aug, 8 ran.
Littletown Lass (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Waited with, closed to track leaders approaching 3 out, soon 3rd, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 3rd of 12, 27l behind Fair Dilemma (11-5) at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Sep.
Madame Mado (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Waited with in mid-division, closer order from before 5 out, 4th before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 5th of 14, 14l behind Saint Gervais (11-7) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Apr.
Moncherie (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Led, ridden after 2 out, headed next, no impression, 7th of 18, 14l behind Island Peak (10-10) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Sep.
Noras Fancy (IRE) 10-3 (11-2) Waited with, well off the pace towards rear, ridden to close in 4th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Miradane (11-10) at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Sep.
Rising Time (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Waited with in rear, closer order from 4 out, 4th approaching straight, 3rd 2 out, led before last, stayed on well under pressure to hold on at the finish, won at Listowel 2m mares nov hdl hvy in Sep beating Tropical Three (10-7) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
The Folkes Choice 6-4fav (11-5) Made all, clear with 2nd early, pressed straight, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Limerick 2m mdn hdl in Jul beating Lord Of Isenay (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 18 ran.
Magical Memoir (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 5th 5 out, no impression from next, 9th of 12, 24l behind Blazing Tempo (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd in Sep.