BUSTED TYCOON is improving at a rate of knots and was a very convincing winner on the Flat here on Tuesday. The assessor was certainly impressed as he has raised her a massive 15lb and she was due to turn out here last night with a 5lb penalty under a 10lb claimer. If she runs back over hurdles again today she'll be very difficult to oppose. Gudnis Gracious Me has done all of her winning on good ground or faster, as it was at Kilbeggan where she won very convincingly. Twin Plan alternates between hurdles and fences and is much better handicapped over the bigger obstacles, though she's only 2lb higher than when landing a strong handicap over timber at Ayr in April. Sligo maiden winner Theonewiththeleg faces a much stiffer task and has been beaten off lower marks in handicaps.
Gudnis Gracious Me (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Made all, ridden out and stayed on well to draw clear from last, comfortably, won at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp hdl gf in Jun beating Liberty's Gift (11-0) by 7l, 12 ran.
Twin Plan (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, good progress to lead travelling well after 3 out, clear next, not fluent last and drifted left run-in, headed closing stages, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Toye Native (11-3) at Down Royal 2m hdl gf in Jun.
Busted Tycoon (IRE) 5-4fav (11-6) Mid-division, smooth headway after 4 out, joined leaders going well next, led on bit 2 out, 3 lengths clear last, unextended, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun beating Mount Vesuvius (10-3) by 3l, 12 ran.
Kathleen Frances 2-1fav (11-0) Mid-division, headway into 6th 4 out, pushed along in 5th 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 19l behind New River (10-10) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mares mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Station Lane (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders on outer, 5th halfway, no extra 2 out, weakened, 12th of 14, 50l behind Canaly (11-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec.
Get Off The Stage (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Soon mid-division, closer in 5th into straight, 4th before 2 out, challenged from before last, not match winner and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 20, 4 1/2l behind Teochew (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Theonewiththeleg (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Chased clear leader in 2nd, headway to lead approaching 2 out, briefly pressed last and ridden to assert early run-in, kept on under pressure but reduced advantage close home, won at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul beating Jolaine (10-10) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Vinnes Friend (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Waited with, moderate 6th 4 out, closed next, 3rd approaching straight, no extra in 4th from before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Pestal And Mortar (11-4) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gf in Jul.
Profoundly (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Waited with, 11th early, some headway but no impression from before 3 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 25l behind Zane Grey (11-6) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Lilly The Lioness (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Chased leader in moderate 2nd, closed 4 out, soon led, ridden after 2 out, headed before last, lost 2nd run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Time To Work (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl gf in Jul.