Another very tough mile handicap for punters to unravel and once again it could be low numbers that are favoured. That would rule out the in-form pair at the top of the weights, Eastern Rules and Brown Butterfly, but hopefully STRONGER THAN ME can overcome stall 15 and take this as he should have finished much closer at Leopardstown last time after scoring there earlier. Confident Club didn't look at his best at Gowran after his victory at Naas and Great Ability has never raced over this trip while To Choose has shown his recent improved form on Polytrack.
Eastern Rules (IRE) 3-1fav (9-11) Mid-division on inner, progress into 4th 2f out, soon ridden, led 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 pol beating Daliyan (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.
Brown Butterfly 14-1 (9-5) Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, ridden into 6th 1 1/2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd on line, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Reposer (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp.
Equation Of Time 66-1 (9-4) Keen close up, soon steadied to rear, hampered 2f out, 12th of 13, 26l behind Lahaag (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Measured Approval (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Waited with towards rear, last 4f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 9, 26l behind Jackemil (8-10) at Limerick 1m hcp.
Romantic (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th 2f out, 6th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 9l behind Fastidious (9-7) at Leopardstown 7f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Stronger Than Me (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along and dropped towards rear 3f out, headway 1 1/2f out, 9th 1f out, ran on final furlong, 4th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Reposer (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp.
Xsquared (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Disputed early and led after 2f, strongly pressed early straight and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind He's Got Rhythm (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-80 pol in Apr.
Danzerini (USA) 11-2 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 12th of 16, 11l behind Reposer (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp.
Curl Cat (USA) 16-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 4f out, no extra in 5th 3f out, weakened entering straight, 7th of 8, 29l behind Hurricane Sky (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp hvy.
Captains Dilemma (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Prominent, 4th under 4f out, weakened from before straight, last of 10, 32l behind Notalossonya (9-1) at Galway 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 in Jul '10.
Rock Band 11-4 (9-7) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge entering straight, no extra in 3rd 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 10l behind Stocktons Wing (10-0) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo hcp hvy in Aug.
Firethorn (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Prominent, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 6l behind Eastern Rules (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 pol.
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Dwelt and waited with in rear, well off the pace, ridden to chase leaders from 2f out, kept on well without threatening final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Shukhov (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp pol in Mar.
To Choose (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Soon tracked leaders, angled out to challenge from 2f out, not get to winner and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Saga Eiger (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Feb.
Little Arrows (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, ridden into 7th 1 1/2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Reposer (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp.
Malicious Intent (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 6l behind Fastidious (9-7) at Leopardstown 7f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Confident Cub (IRE) 7-2fav (9-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 16, 5l behind Hurricane Sky (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Great Ability (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 2nd and challenged 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Naas 7f app hcp 47-65 beating Enough Is Enough (8-6) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Polly Ella (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Waited with, no racing room and kept on from 2f out, 10th of 14, 6l behind Prince Of Fashion (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Whitethorne Scent 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division on inner, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon checked slightly, no impression over 1f out, 7th of 14, 5l behind Eastern Rules (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 pol.
Chillie Billie 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, soon 3rd, challenged from 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, last of 10, 14l behind Vasoni (9-2) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 hvy in Oct.