Joe Eile will love the conditions but the combination of a long absence and his highest ever mark just tempers enthusiasm. Srucahan really found his form on testing ground last October and is by no means badly treated though he's needed his opening run in his first two campaigns. Battleroftheboyne will be fit enough despite beaten a very long way by the classy Gordon Lord Byron at Dundalk and he's another who will like the ground. Fastidious ran quite well behind Khawatim at Dundalk last month but there are reasons to believe that ELUSIVE PRINCE, who was behind and returning from a break, can reverse the form and take this with that run under his belt as he's just 2lb higher than when scoring for David Barron on soft going at Chester last summer. Bird's Eye View has to be a threat as she made a winning reappearance on heavy going here in August, her only start of the campaign.
Joe Eile (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden early straight, weakened from 1 1/2f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Lady Wingshot (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 28-1 (9-9) Led, ridden and joined 2f out, soon headed, no impression final furlong, last of 3, 6l behind Gordon Lord Byron (10-1) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol.
Elusive Prince 14-1 (10-1) Slowly away,10th halfway, ridden and 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 6l behind Khawatim (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol in Feb.
Srucahan (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Soon tracked leaders, travelling well from over 2f out, in front 1f out, stayed on well, won at Cork 6f App hcp hvy in Oct beating Love Is The Key (9-1) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Pencil Hill (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division on outer, no extra from early straight, 11th of 13, 11l behind Khawatim (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol in Feb.
Bird's Eye View 5-2fav (9-0) Waited with, 6th 2f out travelling well, switched and got in clear from 1f out, ridden to lead and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn sft in Aug beating Res Nullius (8-4) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Fastidious 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression in 6th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong but no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Khawatim (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol in Feb.
Allegra Tak (ITY) 12-1 (8-4) Prominent, ridden in 2nd 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 2 1/4l behind All Ablaze (8-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol.