Byron Beauty has been very busy lately and was due to run at Leopardstown last night where she looked to have a favourite's chance. That result should be monitored though she still faces a stiff task. Snow Scene finished runner-up over the course and distance last month but was slightly disappointing behind News At Six at Fairyhouse. She'd have to be considered on that earlier run though SHELL HOUSE has more scope and can continue her progress on her handicap debut. The Ballydoyle filly, a daughter of Galileo and a half-sister to five winners, made all over a mile at Naas last time but her pedigree suggests she'll do better over this trip and she can complete a double. Taaluf has been staying on at one pace over 7f so whether this much longer trip will be in her favour is unknown and though the remaining pair are not out of it they will need to raise their game.
Snow Scene (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Soon raced in 4th, 5th 3f out, no impression from over 2f out, moderate 2nd briefly inside final furlong, no extra and dropped to 4th near line, 4th of 6, 12l behind News At Six (10-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks 0-80 gf.
Shell House (IRE) 9-10fav (9-1) Soon led, still travelling smoothly from 3f out, strongly pressed final furlong, stayed on well, just held on, won at Naas 1m fll mdn stks gd in Jun beating Sea Coast (9-0) by shd, 6 ran.
Balmont Belle (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Raced in 2nd, ridden under 4f out, weakened over 2f out and eased over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Teocht (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-80.
Granny On Fire (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression in moderate 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 13l behind Badger Daly (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m app hcp 47-65 gf.
Taaluf (IRE) 13-8fav (8-10) Soon led, headed after about 1f, 3rd before halfway, 4th over 1f out and soon switched left and no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Flic Flac (9-13) at Sligo 6f fll hcp gd in Jun.
Byron Beauty (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride and in rear, progress into 6th 3f out, soon ridden, 4th 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on well, never nearer, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Hangar Five (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 5f app hcp 47-65.