ONENIGHTIDREAMED couldn't cope with Answered at the Curragh but showed a positive attitude and looks set to go one better. Jocular started odds-on in a poor contest at Dundalk but was narrowly defeated by Bint Dandy. There should be much more to come from Johnny Murtagh's colt while Centre Of Interest didn't appear to take to Polytrack after two very encouraging runs on good going. Battle Hymn hasn't been beaten far in his last two starts at Dundalk and wouldn't need much more to take a hand.
Battle Hymn 7-2 (8-9) Chased leader, led after 2f, clear after 4f, reduced advantage 3f out, ridden and challenged 2f out, soon disputed, headed inside final furlong and no extra closing stages, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Sinndar Desert (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Centre Of Interest (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outer, ridden 3f out, no impression from 2f out, soon dropped behind, 10th of 11, 19l behind Red Rocks Point (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Sep.
Credit The Giver (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up, closer in 6th approaching straight, ridden on outer 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 9l behind Quadrivium (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Hobbema (IRE) Lawman gelding out of Sisceal.
Jocular 4-6fav (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along in 2nd 3f out, ridden to dispute lead 2f out, headed narrowly 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 2nd of 5, nk behind Bint Dandy (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Onenightidreamed (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, improved into 2nd under 2f out, soon ridden, kept on in 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Answered (9-5) at Curragh 1m 3yo mdn in Mar.
The Scourge (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 6l behind Zarib (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Nov.
Trade Marked (IRE) Azamour gelding out of Brennie.