BUTTERFLY DANCER showed her first sign of form on her handicap debut at Dundalk and though conditions will be very different she's expected to make further progress and defy her big weight. She had Crafty Codger and Greanta behind in that latter event and should have few problems confirming the form and can also take care of the disappointing Keyword, though David Wachman's colt should do better on this easier ground. Victory Rich did better at Sligo on only his third start when Moonmeister and Fix It were behind, though he doesn't look particularly well handicapped.
Butterfly Dancer (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) Towards rear, 12th before straight, ridden into 5th from under 1f out, kept on well without threatening, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Caso Do Lago (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol.
Keyword 5-1fav (9-8) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Odisseia (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo hcp gd in Sep.
Victory Rich (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Loaded with Monty Roberts rug without rider, keen hold early, tracked leaders, pushed along in 3rd over 2f out, soon in pursuit of winner in 2nd but no impression, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Pearl Earing (8-8) at Sligo 7f 2yo aut sft in Aug.
Hannah's Magic (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 7th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 7l behind Colour Blue (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn fll aut gd in Sep.
Crafty Codger (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Prominent, 4th and no extra under pressure from under 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Caso Do Lago (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol.
Fix It (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Towards rear, 10th before straight where raced wide, soon no impression under pressure, 7th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 7th of 14, 7l behind Caso Do Lago (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol.
Shiftin Bobbins 25-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 22l behind Marvellous (9-0) at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn.
Moonmeister (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Raced last of the 5, no impression from 2f out, 4th and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 12l behind Pearl Earing (8-8) at Sligo 7f 2yo aut sft in Aug.
Bru Mor (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, no impression in moderate 5th well over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 10l behind Pillow (9-3) at Down Royal 7f 2yo hcp gf in Sep.
Casino Girl 16-1 (8-12) Soon tracked leaders, ridden straight, lost place and no extra from over 1f out, 10th of 14, 15l behind Caso Do Lago (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol.
Meebo (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Soon close up, dropped to 5th 1f out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 6l behind Hilltown Gal (9-2) at Tipperary 5f 2yo hcp gd in Sep.
Greanta (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Soon prominent, dropped to 8th and no extra from under 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 14, 7l behind Caso Do Lago (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol.
Mrs Ding A Ling (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Dwelt, towards rear, still last 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind Hilltown Gal (9-2) at Tipperary 5f 2yo hcp gd in Sep.