A 30-runner maiden on the first day of the Flat season doesn't look a race to get too involved in and just one favourite has won in 10 renewals. Ahimsa represents Ballydoyle and showed some ability as a juvenile without looking a star though her high draw may be a plus and while Redoutable ran in some decent class events she appeared to go backwards as the season progressed. Rigoletta showed potential and is likely to get involved while Steely Grace ran well enough on her debut behind Bulbul at Naas to be on the short-list. John Oxx has won this twice in recent years and a chance is taken on his newcomer ROYAL VISIT, who is a half-sister to several winning sprinters and is drawn well enough to make a bold bid.
Apache Crow (IRE) Governor Brown horse out of Always Happy.
Danehill Promise (IRE) Garuda gelding out of Solo Solero.
Elusive Night (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 8th and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 13, 26l behind Lastofthemohicans (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Aug '10.
Forgot To Call 8-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace without threatening from 2f out, 6th of 16, 14l behind Fred Fenster (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn sft in Oct.
Lazarian (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders early, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, 8th of 10, 23l behind Boom To Bust (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn gd in Aug.
Can We Dare (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 19, 28l behind Atlantic Swing (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo fll stks sft in Oct.
Firestrike Firebreak filly out of Sodelk.
Gatamalata (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 7l behind Marvada (8-11) at Down Royal 7f 3yo fll stks gf in May.
New Experience (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 3f out, no extra and kept on one pace straight, 7th of 9, 5l behind Gort Na Mona (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Princess Serafina (IRE) Indian Haven filly out of No Friend.
Red Riddle (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, 7th 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 7l behind Rocky's Pride (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Acclaimed Angel (IRE) Dark Angel gelding out of There With Me.
Atacx (IRE) Elusive City colt out of Lure Of The Moon.
Brog Deas (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 10l behind Piri Wango (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Diabolito (IRE) Lend A Hand gelding out of Spirit Of Hope.
Doublebarreljimmy (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Mid-division, weakened from 3f out, last of 14, 21l behind Captain Joy (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Everything Zain (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, kept on one pace, 13th of 19, 19l behind Thomasgainsborough (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks in Oct.
Fiery Ambition Shamardal colt out of Xaluna Bay.
Hi Emperor (IRE) Choisir gelding out of Musthav.
Phantom Of Plenty (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders racing keenly, 4th halfway, no extra 1 1/2f out, weakened, 9th of 14, 11l behind Captain Cullen (8-12) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Oct.
Stocktons Wing (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 14, 13l behind Rogue Element (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Oct.
Sweet Mystery (IRE) Dark Angel gelding out of Hartstown House.
Ahimsa (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inner, ridden in 4th entering straight, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 11, 5l behind Silver Sycamore (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gd in Sep.
Domino Queen (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 12l behind Nero Emperor (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Possible 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, 2nd halfway, improved to dispute 1 1/2f out, ridden in 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 20, 6l behind Bulbul (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn in Oct.
Redoutable (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden into 8th 2f out, soon no extra, 10th of 17, 17l behind Kissed (9-1) at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn sft in Oct.
Rigoletta (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Always prominent, 2nd approaching straight, 3rd under pressure 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 17, 2 1/4l behind Eternal Bounty (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn in Oct.
Royal Visit (IRE) King's Best filly out of Catch The Blues.
Steely Grace (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, headway in 8th 2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 20, 5l behind Bulbul (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn in Oct.
Step Lightly (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly away, always towards rear, 17th of 18, 31l behind Twirl (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Nov.