New Regalia has been beaten in several handicaps off lower marks though she did run very well on her only start on the track behind tonight's rival GUN SHOOT. The winner appears to be on the upgrade and can confirm the form and complete the double. Total Reality was having his 23rd start on the Flat when losing his maiden tag over the course and distance a fortnight ago and though 8lb higher looks a threat as he won with something to spare though he was also behind the selection earlier. Home Secretary looks a bigger threat as he's won five times around here including from higher marks than he has here.
Toufan Express 9-1 (8-0) Rear of mid-division and 8th halfway, pushed along entering straight and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Gunner Lindley (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp sft in Oct.
Gun Shoot (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, 2nd 1f out, stayed on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep beating New Regalia (9-8) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Home Secretary 16-1 (10-10) Dwelt, always towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 14, 8l behind Positive Vibes (11-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f ldy hcp in Aug.
Grandma Dotty (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, short of room on inner under 5f out and lost ground, 13th approaching straight, progress 2f out, kept on same pace in 11th from over 1f out, 9th of 14, 14l behind Vote Of Confidence (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Oct.
The Alarm Clock (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) In rear, soon a long way off the pace, ridden approaching straight, dropped behind from over 2f out, last of 9, 18l behind Long Journey Home (10-0) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp gd in Aug.
Al Fahidi (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden into 6th 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 7l behind Susiescot (8-4) at Cork 1m fll hcp 60-90 in Oct.
Howaya Hurricane (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Always prominent, 4th over 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 3 1/2l behind Diesel Ten (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp sft in Oct.
Danseur De Feu (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Dwelt and pushed along, towards rear, closer in 7th on outer 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Salvado (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Oct.
New Regalia (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden into 2nd 2f out, soon closed on leader, challenged 1f out, narrow lead inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Pastiches (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo fll stks gd in Oct.
Ned's Indian (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) A little short of room early and slight stumble, soon chased leaders, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 6l behind At Boolavogue (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f pol in Oct.
Total Reality (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and in rear, last halfway, headway from 3f out, ridden in 7th on outer 2f out, improved to lead 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct beating Settle For Red (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Feels So Close (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, soon no impression, never a factor, 11th of 17, 43l behind Sardinia (9-5) at Navan 2m mdn stks in Oct.
Seven Samurai (USA) 25-1 (9-6) Dwelt and in rear, pushed along from halfway, no impression straight, last of 6, 28l behind Great Explorer (10-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Zelie Martin (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Soon mid-division, under pressure in 11th and no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 7l behind Diesel Ten (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp sft in Oct.
Juara (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Towards rear and never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 12th of 22, 9l behind Ancient Sands (10-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
First Friday (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Last away from stalls, soon mid-division, 10th over 4f out, no extra from 2f out, 15th of 16, 35l behind Eighteen Summers (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 gd in Sep.
Teajaybe (USA) 16-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 16, 12l behind Beach Of Falesa (11-11) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf in Jun.