Maggie Dalton has been raised 10lb for her comfortable victory over the in-form Talitha Kum at Limerick so coming here with a 5lb penalty looks the correct option and she should go close to completing a quick double. However, ARTFUL ARTIST has had an even bigger rise in the ratings having been put up 14lb for his impressive victory here last week and Tony Martin's charge can land a hat-trick. Pay Day Kitten has only run on ground with plenty of give and has a long absence to overcome but she's had just five races and there looks to be more to come. Long Journey Home is on his highest-ever mark but General Brook found 1m4f testing his stamina at the Curragh after scoring over this trip at Cork. Strandfield Lady was engaged at Fairyhouse last night.
Maggie Dalton (IRE) 10-3 (9-3) Chased leader, 4th halfway, closer in straight and progress to lead 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Limerick 1m fll hcp gf beating Talitha Kum (9-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Pay Day Kitten (USA) 9-2fav (9-9) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, ridden early straight, soon no impression on winner and 2nd 1f out, dropped to 3rd final 150 yards and kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Castle Guest (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Nov.
Long Journey Home (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leader 1f, tracked leading trio, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 11, 23l behind Stellar Express (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
General Brook (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Chased leaders and took keen hold early, ridden 3f out, weakened from 2f out, 11th of 13, 32l behind Thomas Edison (8-13) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp sft in May.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Towards rear, improved on outer over 2f out and soon ridden, 4th 1f out and kept on well inside final furlong without matching winner, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Pyromaniac (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gd.
Artful Artist (IRE) 6-4fav (9-11) Towards rear of mid-division, 12th over 3f out and soon ridden, improved on outer over 2f out, kept on well final furlong to lead 150 yards out, comfortably, won at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-70 gd beating Naoise (9-5) by 3l, 17 ran.