In a very weak handicap we think that VALKYRIE can make consistency count and get the better of Bedarra Boy and Private Equity. After finding a longer trip a bit too much of a stamina test last time, the selection still managed to make the frame for the third run in a row. She's down three more pounds to a career low mark for that latest start and she can take this weaker contest. Bedarra Boy hit some form to find just one too good in a novice hurdle last time and has finished placed the last time he was seen on the level. He looks off a good mark if he builds on that last run but this step down in trip is not an obvious plus. Private Equity has been fairly progressive in a couple of runs in plating class this season and isn't weighted out of a challenge while Very Distinguished is another for the shortlist after a better run last time. Not a race that will live long in the memory but Valkyrie can hatch a winning plan.
Transfered (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 15, 15l behind Sendali (9-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Giant Sequoia (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Tesserae 9-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, driven along 4f out, weakened 3f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, 7th of 13, 42l behind My Les (8-7) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo sll (6) gd in Oct.
Beat Faster 8-1 (8-12) Pushed along in touch, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 10l behind Bennelong (9-3) at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Oct.
Yaldas Girl (USA) 66-1 (7-11) Keen, tracked leaders, tracked leader after 4f, ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 8, 40l behind Dubai Diva (8-8) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Soul Singer 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 18l behind Hucking Hero (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
Suhailah 100-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, 17l behind Giant Sequoia (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Free Falling 22-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ran wide on bend 5f out, soon struggling in rear, tailed off, last of 5, 34l behind Game Stalker (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Very Distinguished 14-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd well inside final furlong, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Dark Camellia (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Bedarra Boy 16-1 (8-10) Prominent, went 2nd 3f out, led inside final 2f, led over 1f out, soon edged left, one pace and no impression when lost 2nd entering final 1f, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Dazzling Begum (8-13) at Folkestone 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Moggy (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 16l behind Drum Dragon (8-9) at Catterick 1m 4f app clm stks (6) gd in Oct.
Valkyrie (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) In touch, pushed along halfway, headway and every chance approaching final furlong, soon one pace, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind M'lady Rousseur (9-1) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Private Equity (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never troubled leaders, 4th of 13, 8l behind Kyle Of Bute (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo sll (6) gf in Oct.
Intimar (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leader until over 5f out, weakened and tail swishing over 2f out, 4th of 5, 22l behind Flora Trevelyan (9-0) at Sandown 1m 3yo mdn fll stks (5) gd in Aug.