This has been won by some decent performers including a couple from the Aidan O'Brien camp who have Master Speaker engaged this time. He's a half-brother to several winners though none of them at a high level. Caesaria is from the first crop of a sire who made a good start with his two-year-olds and Jim Bolger will have him straight but this could be one for the fillies as LATE ROSEBUD is a full-sister to the Group 3 winner Yellow Rosebud and a half-sister to three other winners. Shalaman may do best of those with experience after a promising effort at Dundalk though four-year-olds don't have a good record in the race.
Lake Storm (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Lonan (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Shalaman (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Waited with towards rear, closer order 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair from over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Lonan (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Around The Bend (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 32l behind El Salvador (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Emperors Pride 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division early, pushed along and lost place halfway, 14th 2f out, kept on one pace straight, 10th of 18, 10l behind Love Is The Key (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn stks hvy in Sep.
So Devoted (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up, 9th 1f out, kept on, 7th of 11, 6l behind Regal Power (9-5) at Navan 5f mdn stks in Oct.
Bosworth Field (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, pushed along on outer 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 13l behind Toccata Blue (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan.
Caesaria (IRE) Hannouma colt out of Sweet Shop.
Master Speaker (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of First Breeze.
Minot Street (CAN) 50-1 (9-5) Towards rear and never a factor, 9th of 12, 14l behind Sword Of Light (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan.
Snakes And Ladders (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) In rear and reminders early, no impression from halfway, 8th of 12, 13l behind Francis Of Assisi (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Until Midnight (IRE) Moss Vale gelding out of Emma's Star.
Why Me Dubai Destination gelding out of My Golly.
Late Rosebud (IRE) Jeremy filly out of Nebraas.
Peggy's Leg (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders early, pushed along in 10th halfway, soon no extra and weakened, 13th of 14, 30l behind Beyond Thankful (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn in Oct.