Valleymount thrived on the heavy ground at Cork at the end of last month, leading over a furlong out and storming clear of her rivals. She's still only four and with further progress likely is certain to be a threat to all. BRAVE BEAUTY produced an astonishing performance on her first start for Gordon Elliott at Punchestown last month, easily defeating the hot favourite Ross Bay who is a very good yardstick. Nina Carberry takes over the reigns and her mount must be the selection to follow up. Catcherinthescratcher is entitled to major consideration as her short-head defeat by Our Victoria on her racecourse debut at Punchestown has been given a boost by the subsequent exploits of the winner and Edward Hales' mare has plenty going for her. Kalanelli caused a shock when making a winning debut at Limerick and can only improve but the ground was very fast when Misspublican scored at Tramore in August and conditions will be very different here.
Brave Beauty (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, improved to lead 3f out, ridden clear over 2f out, kept on strongly, easily, won at Punchestown 2m mrs N H flat in Oct beating Ross Bay (11-2) by 12l, 14 ran.
Flamingos Gold (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Chased leader, led after 4f, ridden and headed 3f out, no extra in 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 19l behind Brave Beauty (11-2) at Punchestown 2m mrs N H flat in Oct.
Littletown Lass (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Led and clear, reduced advantage 6f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 14l behind Rebel Fitz (12-0) at Galway 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Mrs Bukay (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway from 4f out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, kept on without threatening easy winner final furlong, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Presenting Nama (11-7) at Tipperary 2m N H flat in Oct.
Kalanelli (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 10th after halfway, 8th 3f out, close 5th on outer entering straight, led under 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat sft beating Metro Star (11-2) by 5l, 18 ran.
Misspublican (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Towards rear, progress 5f out, challenged from under 2f out, led under 1f out, strongly pressed and stayed on well, won at Tramore 2m mrs nh flat fm in Aug beating Kim Tian Road (11-4) by nk, 14 ran.
Carrigeen Kariega (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway in 9th 3f out, ridden in 11th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 16, 16l behind Champion Court (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 5yo nhf gd in May.
Catcherinscratcher (IRE) 17-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 6th when reminders over 3f out, headway approaching straight, close 2nd under 2f out, led under 1f out, kept on under pressure, headed last strides, 2nd of 22, shd behind Our Victoria (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 2f mares n h flat gd in Oct.
Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders early, dropped to rear of mid-division before halfway, 8th and some progress over 3f out, no impression straight, 8th of 18, 17l behind Kalanelli (10-13) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat sft.
Lady Valerina (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd before straight, soon no impression under pressure, 5th of 14, 27l behind Jim Will Fix It (11-7) at Clonmel 2m N H flat hvy.
Pullupursocks (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Mid-division, progress to tracked leader 4f out, 6th early straight, 7th under 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 29, 20l behind Shuil Sheeran (11-2) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
Benny's Fagartha (IRE) Beneficial filly out of Mill Dancer.
Hang On Groovy (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway 6f out, 4th 4f out, 2nd 3f out, one pace straight, 6th of 18, 12l behind Kalanelli (10-13) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat sft.
Makeyourmove (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, progress into 10th 3f out, 6th early straight, ridden and kept on, 3rd of 18, 7l behind Kalanelli (10-13) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat sft.
Seesea (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, progress entering straight, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 16, 13l behind Valleymount (10-13) at Cork 2m mares n h flat 4yo hvy in Oct.
Tullydonnell Flyer (IRE) Bienamado filly out of Alleged Beauty.
Valleymount (IRE) 3-1fav (10-13) Rear of mid-division, headway from 4f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Cork 2m mares n h flat 4yo hvy in Oct beating Winslet (11-1) by 6l, 16 ran.