Via Ballycroy went up 6lb for her victory over the C&D but it didn't bother her as she won very easily when tackling an extra furlong. She's been raised another 9lb but Marc Monaghan's claim is a bonus. Almadaa can always be relied on to run his race on this track and has finished in the first three in 13 of his 21 starts including three victories. He's gone up a massive 9lb for beating CALM BAY a length over 5f last time and is much better handicapped on Turf so the runner-up, who will be 6lb better off, gets the nod to return to winning ways on his favourite surface. The once high-class Luisant hasn't won for two years but is very well handicapped if anywhere near his best while Farmleigh House loves it around here though a high draw may prove a problem.
Roicead (USA) 25-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th 1f out, not clear run briefly inside final furlong, kept on close home, last of 14, 25l behind Balmont Mast (9-11) at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol in Oct.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, ridden and no extra 2f out, 10th of 14, 9l behind Joe Eile (9-3) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.
Bible Black (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride and always behind, last of 14, 19l behind Certerach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Oct.
Luisant 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, no extra under 2f out, 13th of 14, 12l behind An Saighdiur (7-13) at Curragh 6f hcp sft in Jun.
Via Ballycroy (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Mid-division, 7th 2f out, soon ridden and progress, led under 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Dundalk 7f Fillies Handicap (60-100) (3yo+) pol in Oct beating Brown Butterfly (8-11) by 2l, 12 ran.
Almadaa 9-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 2nd 1 1/2f out, stayed on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Oct beating Calm Bay (9-6) by 1l, 14 ran.
Pencil Hill (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden and weakened from 2f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Balmont Mast (9-6) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol in Oct.
Grey Danube (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 14, 6l behind Balmont Mast (9-11) at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol in Oct.
Knock Stars (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Took keen hold towards rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 9l behind Via Ballycroy (8-9) at Dundalk 7f Fillies Handicap (60-100) (3yo+) pol in Oct.
Farmleigh House (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden 2f out, 9th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Timeless Call (9-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Copper Dock (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on outer, ridden 2f out, 5th 1 1/2f out, no extra, 10th of 14, 7l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Oct.
Calm Bay (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Broke well to lead, ridden and strongly pressed 1 1/2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Oct.
Arbitrageur (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, checked halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, weakened when checked again inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 5l behind Spirituality (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 60-95 pol in Oct.
Mountain Coral (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 7th over 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 6l behind Calm Bay (8-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Jul.
Dotada (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Via Ballycroy (8-9) at Dundalk 7f Fillies Handicap (60-100) (3yo+) pol in Oct.
Tornadodancer (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Towards rear early, mid-division and ridden halfway, soon weakened, 15th of 16, 28l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp in Sep.