A few of these have shown some promise before disappointing but BENBECULA hasn't done much wrong and his early runs for Richard Hannon look strong enough for this. He found a mile much too short on his first start for Tommy Carmody last month and this should bring out the best in him. Urban Ball had looked a certain future winner when twice beaten narrowly over the C&D but appeared to resent front-running when strongly fancied last month and was well beaten. Total Reality is closely matched with her on one of those earlier efforts and Johann Bach showed a bit of promise on his debut here last month.
Perfect Surprise (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Never better than mid-division, mistake 3 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Art Of Logistics (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gs in Nov.
Raise The Beat 6-1 (11-12) Waited with, closed to track leaders 4 out, no impression in moderate 4th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Run 'n' Jump (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Aug, 22 ran.
Sterling Cooper (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Soon led, strongly pressed and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 12, 8l behind Epic Encounter (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Total Reality (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Soon chased leaders, closed 2f out, soon challenged, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Supernovae (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Benbecula 3-1 (9-5) Settled in mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and some headway in 5th over 1f out, kept on under pressure to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Epic Encounter (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Funtimerag (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Prominent early, no threat from early straight, 12th of 14, 18l behind Mona Brown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Jackie Tyrrell (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, weakened from 2 1/1f out, 9th of 13, 25l behind Sidereus Nuncius (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Johann Bach (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon raced in 8th, no impression and kept on from under 2f out, 6th of 14, 9l behind Empress Of Tara (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Pleasing Sunset (IRE) 28-1 (8-7) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 13, 17l behind Rummaging (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Nov.
She's Our Banker (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Angels Guard Thee (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 4f fll mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Spirit In The Rye (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, no extra from 4f out and soon weakened, last of 6, well behind Zabana (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo mdn sft in Oct.
Little Red Minx (IRE) 11-1 (8-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 7th of 14, 14l behind Major Domo (10-0) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Posh Frock (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Soon led, pressed straight, headed under 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 1l behind Supernovae (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Urban Ball (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Keen hold and led, joined approaching straight, headed over 2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 13, 25l behind Miss Forde (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Age Of Glory 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, weakened early straight, 14th of 20, 18l behind Ebazan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks in Sep.
Saga Eiger (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, struggling from early, moderate 5th halfway, no impression straight, 6th of 8, 14l behind Croi An Or (9-5) at Limerick 1m 3yo mdn aut gd in Mar.
Busted Tycoon (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Waited with towards rear, 10th approaching straight, some headway 2f out, kept on without threatening, 7th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Supernovae (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Nov.