Cristy's Call scored over a mile here early last month but couldn't cope with a 6lb rise when returning three weeks later. Mona Brown had been threatening to win for some time before finally doing so over a mile here. She looks certain to be suited by the longer trip and it will be a surprise if she's not in the firing-line but it's CASTLE GUEST who gets the nod. Mick Halford's charge looked a potentially decent handicapper when beating the consistent Everything Zain in a minor event at Clonmel in May but couldn't quite live up to that billing after being handed a massive 15lb rise in the weights. He's been given a break and looks the type who could do well this winter. Dynastic has already had a couple of trainers in the UK but has shown ability on Polytrack while Hes Our Music should be losing his maiden tag soon.
Dynastic 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 40l behind Anya (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Mona Brown (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, challenged 2f out and soon led, kept on under pressure final furlong, held on well, won at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov beating La Belle Maison (8-11) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Shukhov (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Always prominent, 2nd for much, 3rd and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Prince Of Fashion (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division, progress into straight, challenged 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Maude Adams (9-5) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Nov.
Kharezi (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, headway going well into 9th into straight, ridden to chase principals and no impression 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Miss Forde (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Sujet Bellagio 25-1 (8-4) Prominent, ridden in 3rd approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, 10th of 11, 12l behind Captain Joy (8-12) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Nov.
Casual Creeper (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 2l behind Atmospheric High (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol.
La Oliva (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led early and tracked leader in 2nd, ridden early straight and no impression in 3rd 1f out, no extra and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 12, 8l behind Epic Encounter (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Quick Jack (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 6th before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on from 1f out, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Shake The Bucket (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Castle Guest (IRE) 3-1fav (8-10) Led, pressed 1 1/2f out, joined inside final furlong, kept on well, headed near finish, 4th of 14, 1/2l behind Circumstances (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Jul.
Colla Pier (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear, no impression and kept on from 2f out, 7th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Shake The Bucket (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Indigo Iris (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, 13th of 14, 21l behind Thebarberkelly (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Cristy's Call (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Chased leaders on inner, 6th halfway, ridden early straight and 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Clare Harrier (8-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.