Willie Mullins has introduced some smart performers from France in recent weeks and UNIKA LA RECONCE could be another. She has a stamina-packed pedigree and finished runner-up in a 2m3f chase at Enghien in September but this isn't a tough start and she looks a bright prospect. Dubh Go Leir has had enough chances and looks better suited by quicker ground. She finished in front of Geraldine Gold in a similar race here last month but the latter improved on her next start in much more testing conditions. Speckled Wood made a promising debut here last month and should make enough progress to get involved but Lady Temptress will need to brush up her jumping.
Kathleen Frances 7-1 (9-1) Mid-division, driven 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 14, well behind The Tiger (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct (flat).
Andreas Pride (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Hampered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Run 'n' Jump (11-0) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Aug, 22 ran.
Ballynoe Boreen (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, no extra from early straight, 7th of 12, 19l behind Casablanca Lily (10-13) at Limerick 2m ladies NHF hvy in Nov.
C'est La Mode (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 18th of 24, 47l behind Starkie (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft.
Claudia Augusta (IRE) Oscar mare out of Latin Mistress.
Cut The Cake (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Soon behind in rear, ran on without threatening from 2 out, 5th of 7, 29l behind Tasitiocht (11-7) at Wexford 2m mrs nov hdl.
Dubh Go Leir (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Led, headed and outpaced after 3 out, no impression from next, no chance with winner, 2nd of 18, 13l behind Annie Power (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Geraldine Gold (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 6th 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Moscow Mannon (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Go Anna Go (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Blue Bouquet.
Lady Temptress (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 3 out, 2nd briefly 2 out, dropped to 3rd and well beaten when bad mistake last, soon dropped to 6th, 6th of 14, 20l behind Un Atout (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy.
Natural Ability (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Always behind, completely tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Pride Ofthe Parish (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Royal Flight (IRE) King's Theatre filly out of Summer Flight.
Searenity (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 4th approaching 3f out, soon no impression under pressure, 7th of 11, 14l behind Catimini (10-13) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat.
Speckled Wood (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 5th after 3 out, moderate 3rd from 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 18, 7l behind Ally Cascade (11-7) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Spider Baby (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Waited with, closed up approaching straight, moderate 4th and kept on same pace from after 2 out, 4th of 7, 20l behind Tennis Cap (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Unika La Reconce (FR) (9-13) 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Unique D'ainay (10-3) at Enghien(FR) 2m 3f chs sft in Sep.
Who's That (IRE) Kalanisi filly out of Knock On The Door.
Willshego (IRE) unknown sire filly out of unknown dam.
Game For Run (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Ww twrds rr, slow 5th, dropped to rr 6th, det 7th, cto until pu 4out, in a race won by Saint Breiz (12-0) at Borris House 3m ire ptp gf in Apr, 6 ran.