Gordon Elliott is taking advantage of FACE VALUE's lowly handicap mark and the former Brian Meehan inmate can gain his first success on the level after scoring over timber at Punchestown for new connections a couple of weeks ago. Cool Athlete won twice over shorter during the summer but has no problem with this trip and is one to note despite a rising handicap mark. General Bunching didn't show much in three maidens but caught the eye with a promising debut on this surface in a handicap last month. He can improve and go well while connections will be very keen to get a race out of the well-bred Flavia Tatiana so as to enhance her paddock value.
Total Excitement (IRE) 6-1fav (9-3) Mid-division, 11th halfway, headway into 5th 4f out, 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, headed inside final 100 yards and no extra, 2nd of 20, 1 1/4l behind Isabellareine (9-8) at Galway 2m hcp 50-70 gf in Jul '10.
Prince Of Dubai (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd and ridden along 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 5l behind Jills Ballet (9-7) at Cork 1m stks 0-70 gf in Aug.
Swing Pattern (USA) 16-1 (9-11) Towards rear, headway early straight, went 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Tribes And Banner (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Cool Athlete (IRE) 10-3fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden straight, 5th 2f out, kept on one paced, 5th of 17, 7l behind Legendary Times (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gf in Aug.
Cave Artist (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Rear of mid-division, no impression over 2f out, kept on without threatening, 6th of 18, 19l behind Jills Ballet (9-2) at Curragh 1m app hcp 50-85 sft.
Hide The Evidence (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders on inner in 3rd, no extra from early straight, eased when beaten under 2f out, 9th of 10, 27l behind Formal Bid (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-70 pol in Jul.
Miss Martinstown (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Always towards rear, 14th of 15, 16l behind Simla Sunset (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp 60-95 in Jul.
Seavelvet (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Tribes And Banner (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Baiadilla Beach (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, some headway into moderate 6th 1f out, kept on without troubling leaders, 4th of 13, 7l behind Missliyna (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f sks pol.
Elizabeth Coffee (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, 7th early, ridden to chase leaders and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 18, 5l behind Solaras Exhibition (9-1) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-70 in Sep.
Flavia Tatiana (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure on outer straight, 7th of 15, 8l behind Good Shot Noreen (9-6) at Galway 7f 3yo hcp 50-75 gd in Jul.
General Bunching (USA) 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Marcus Attilius (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Face Value 11-1 (9-5) Reminders after start, headway to lead 9f out, hung right on bend 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened rapidly, last of 9, 17l behind Ugo (9-5) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Joint Decision (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Mid-division best, no impression 2f out, 13th of 20, 11l behind Amour Fou (9-11) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65 sft.
Come And Fight (IRE) (8-7) 8th of 12, 19l behind Earl Of Tinsdale (8-13) at Munich(GER) 1m 2yo mdn sft in Nov.
Try Freedom (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 14, 23l behind Sadler's Mark (9-9) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Ma Ani (USA) 25-1 (9-11) Prominent on inner, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 4th of 10, 8l behind Queen Commander (10-0) at Laytown 7f clm stks 0-65 in Sep.