Victor's Beach likes it around here and scored over the track and trip last week for which he's been raised 6lb. Toufan Express won a claimer on the beach at Laytown a month ago and has performed well on both subsequent starts. Moonbi Creek ran poorly when tried over 1m2f at Clonmel but his only success to date came on this track. Doc Holliday hasn't had much experience and couldn't quite get to The Black Devil here last time but is on the upgrade. LAKE GEORGE has his regular partner on board and is back on the same mark as when last successful a year ago. He looked ready to strike again when runner-up at the Curragh last time and can defy his big weight. Midfield General is still a maiden but running well enough to be considered.
Lake George (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Prominent, ridden in close 2nd 2f out, led narrowly 1f out, kept on well final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Iron Major (9-8) at Curragh 7f App hcp gf in Sep.
Moonbi Creek (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along entering straight and no extra from well over 1f out, 5th of 9, 12l behind Flawless Filly (8-11) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gd in Sep.
Pierre D'or (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, improved to challenge 2f out, ridden in 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, not match winner, 2nd of 23, 1/2l behind Tylery Wonder (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Toufan Express 14-1 (9-11) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, ridden in 8th 3f out, no impression in 7th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 4th close home, 4th of 16, 3l behind Fulminata (9-7) at Listowel 1m hcp hvy in Sep.
Amazing Star (IRE) 13-2 (9-12) Slowest away from stalls, towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace 2f out, 9th of 13, 13l behind Measured Approval (10-0) at Killarney 1m hcp gf in Jul.
Victor's Beach (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep beating Cristy's Call (8-12) by nk, 14 ran.
Impressioniste (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 18l behind Sabatini (8-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Sep '10.
Irish Spirit (IRE) 11-1 (8-4) A bit awkward out of stalls, one of a trio to race on near side, soon disputed in that group, ran on well without threatening inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind South Ring (9-1) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gd in Sep.
Podgies Boy (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) A bit awkward leaving stalls, keen hold and settled in in last, never a factor, last of 14, 17l behind Regulation (9-13) at Curragh 1m hcp 60-100 gd in Sep.
Antiquus (IRE) 9-2fav (9-8) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, 5th 1f out, no extra final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 4l behind Star Links (9-11) at Galway 1m hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Midfield General (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Soon mid-division, pushed along in 6th approaching straight, struggling to get there from 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Lady O Malley (9-8) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp gd in Aug.
Doc Holliday (IRE) 4-1fav (9-1) Soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong to go 2nd, no impression winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind The Black Devil (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.
Salvado (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon settled in mid-division, keen hold, 8th before halfway, no impression from under 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 14, 9l behind Vasanta Navaratri (9-10) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Sep.
Have A Nice Day 7-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden along in 10th halfway, some headway on outer to go 5th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong without troubling principals, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Elusive Gent (8-9) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.
Confidence (USA) 25-1 (7-8) Tracked leaders, under pressure 4f out, no extra from under 2f out, 9th of 10, 22l behind Bensoon (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf in May.
C'Est Ma Souer (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd 3f out, ridden in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace, no extra over 1f out, 12th of 16, 16l behind Fulminata (9-7) at Listowel 1m hcp hvy in Sep.
Badger Daly (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Prominent, led before halfway, soon joined, ridden and headed entering straight, weakened, 12th of 14, 25l behind King Of Oriel (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.