COURAGE had some decent form on the Flat for Sir Michael Stoute and should be up to winning this judged on his latest run behind Djakadam at Limerick. Dragon Khan looked a decent prospect when a good third at Rscommon on his hurdling bow but didn't quite make the expected progress at Wexford, though there's plenty of time to improve. Spot The Pro is on the upgrade as his run behind Dalasiri here in January shows and he should be in the firing-line while Bayan has run better than his form figures suggest and he can go well at a fair price.
Bayan (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 13th entering straight, kept on same pace from before last, 7th of 17, 14l behind Flaxen Flare (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Byron Blue (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Well off pace towards rear, some slight mistakes, no danger and kept on from 3 out, 4th of 7, well behind Djakadam (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo hdl hvy.
Courage (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leader, niggled along before straight, no impression from before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Djakadam (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo hdl hvy.
Dawerann (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, 2nd 4f out and pushed along early straight, no impression on first 2 from 1f out, 5th of 10, 11l behind Shield (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf gs.
Dragon Khan (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 4 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 13l behind Security Breach (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy.
Foot Soldier (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, poor 4th from 3 out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, well behind Djakadam (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo hdl hvy.
Give A Hoot (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before straight, weakened, 9th of 11, well behind Waxies Dargle (11-4) at Limerick 2m 4yo nhf hvy.
Grange Academy (IRE) Tiger Hill gelding out of Balamiyda.
Heel Flick (IRE) Kayf Tara gelding out of Lady Orla.
Quick Jack (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) Settled towards rear, some headway 4 out and 9th next, no impression from 2 out, 11th of 20, 33l behind Monelissio (10-11) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft.
Spot The Pro (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, no impression under pressure in moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 14l behind Dalasiri (11-0) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Jan.
Tiger Trek (IRE) Tiger Hill gelding out of Zayana.
Catch A Peach (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed from 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 17l behind Esytopolishadimond (9-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol (flat).
Emma Pavlova (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, 10th of 14, 35l behind Coach Bombay (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep (flat).
News Show 16-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, 10th of 12, 36l behind Security Breach (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy.