It's rare to find one of Jim Bolger's having half-a-dozen starts without winning but that's the case with MONA BROWN. She's having her first start at this track tonight but her overall form suggests she can finally lose that maiden tag. Rock Magic has improved with each run and wouldn't need much more progress to take this. Her latest effort behind Al Mancilia here points to her chances and she looks the main threat. Diamond Daze has now gone 18 starts without winning but she has by no means been running badly including in handicaps and it would be a surprise if she wasn't involved in the finish. Eretara may prove best of the remainder.
Shouts Of Acclaim (IRE) Acclamation gelding out of Irish Lady.
Cottesloe (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace, 10th of 18, 20l behind Blue Corner (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gd in May.
Firethorn (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden into 6th from 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Supernovae (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol.
Great Soprano (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Never better than mid-division, wide straight and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 9l behind Rummaging (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol.
Manuka (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 5th, ridden straight, no impression from 1 1/2f out, one pace, 6th of 16, 8l behind Shu Lewis (9-4) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Oct.
Tincan Tom (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, 7th of 8, 18l behind Troon (9-9) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Diamond Daze (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Towards rear, some late headway into 10th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind The Reek (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Funtimerag (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 7th of 8, 26l behind Lily's Angel (9-4) at Dundalk 1m fll stk pol in Oct.
Celtic Poker 40-1 (9-0) Never a factor, last of 14, 46l behind Empress Of Tara (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol.
Eretara (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Waited with, progress from before straight, 4th over 2f out, no extra in moderate 5th from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 5l behind Qasser (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Hanamizuki Motivator filly out of Silver Kestrel.
La Belle Maison (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, weakened straight, 6th of 9, 21l behind Euphrasia (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f fll mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Mona Brown (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Arbitrageur (9-2) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks gs in Sep.
Rock Magic (IRE) 5-2fav (9-10) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Al Mancilia (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Elusive Leona (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 14, 18l behind Empress Of Tara (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol.
Veyepea 10-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, kept on one pace from over 1f out without troubling leaders, 8th of 17, 13l behind Money Spider (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks in Aug.
Nureyev's Boy (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Always behind, ridden and weakened 5f out, last of 15, well behind Glam Gerry (9-7) at Navan 2m mdn stks in Oct.