Vivacious Vivienne is comfortably the pick on official ratings and won on her only start on Polytrack. However, her close second to Fame And Glory over 1m6f at Leopardstown last May suggests she will find this much too short and she's been aimed at Lingfield's Winter Derby in three weeks. Banna Boirche and Moran Gra have both had four runs in Dubai and will be fit enough but this looks another for ELUSIVE RIDGE. Harry Rogers' charge has been in superb form in handicaps around here and though taking on better rivals he's in such good heart that a four-timer beckons. The veteran Duff can never be left out of calculations though he was a long way behind the selection last time.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 8-15fav (9-11) Made all, pushed along 2f out, kept on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Dec beating Jamesie (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Moran Gra (USA) 20-1 (8-10) 9th of 12, 18l behind Mutahadee (9-5) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp in Feb.
Duff (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 11th of 13, 9l behind Elusive Ridge (9-2) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Dec.
Miranda's Girl (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, 12th of 14, 4 1/2l behind If Per Chance (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Feb.
Banna Boirche (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) 7th of 14, 9l behind Sooraah (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Feb.
Vivacious Vivienne (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace without threatening, 6th of 11, 5l behind Pink Symphony (9-9) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks gf in Jul.