Jackemil scored twice on heavy ground in the autumn before being well beaten over timber in December. Amazing Star is now on his fourth trainer but Denis Hogan will get the best out of him and he's now dropped to a very reasonable mark. Hawkswood was in fine form on Polytrack at this time a year ago but hasn't been seen since May. Danequest is reasonably consistent despite a strike-rate of just 1-28 and will be fit from a spell over timber while Vasoni finally got off the mark at the 19th attempt on heavy ground at Roscommon in October and must be a threat from her lowly spot in the handicap. AURIFODINA is by Dylan Thomas and was never likely to be a speedy juvenile so she's handed the vote to make a winning start to her second season from what could prove to be a very lenient mark.
Jackemil (IRE) 11-2 (8-6) Chased leaders at ordinary pace, closer in 3rd straight, challenged and led 1 1/2f out, pressed and kept on well final furlong, won at Navan 1m 3yo hcp hvy in Oct, 9 ran.
Amazing Star (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Behind, headway into mid-division on inside over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 12, 11l behind Piceno (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Maundy Money 8-1 (9-10) Led and disputed, led halfway, ridden 2f out, headed under 1f out, no extra, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Esytopolishadimond (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Hawkswood 2-1fav (9-13) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden approaching straight, went 2nd and challenged under pressure early final furlong, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Polly Ella (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Aurifodina (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, 6th into straight, progress 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Brinestine (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn in Oct.
Danequest (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Tracked leader and ran freely, 2nd halfway, ridden and bumped 2f out, kept on under pressure and every chance inside final furlong, no impression on winner final 50 yards, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Ibsen (8-6) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Coco Bella (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, soon no extra, 12th of 14, 8l behind Atlas Peak (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Vasoni (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Waited with towards rear, progress to challenge from under 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 hvy in Oct beating Lady Lyrath (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.