Heir To The Mint won a C&D handicap in January but couldn't cope with a 9lb rise when only sixth behind today's rival Fleeting Moment the following month. The latter is back on the same mark after being beaten in three subsequent starts but doesn't win very often so it's LIBERTY TO ROCK who is handed the vote. He was a couple of lengths behind Heir To The Mint here but has a big pull in the weights and is 4lb lower than when scoring over the C&D in November. The lightly-raced Topadee has some decent form to her credit though she may just need this and is making her debut on the surface while Whitethorne Scent, another with little experience, hasn't been seen since a promising effort here in September.
Topadee (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, 14th of 17, 12l behind Jills Ballet (9-6) at Curragh 7f Apprentice Handicap (50-80) (3yo+) in Sep.
Maggie The Cat 12-1 (8-10) Held up in rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace under pressure without threatening, 7th of 13, 8l behind Cnocan Diva (9-4) at Curragh 1m hcp 55-80 in Apr.
Fleeting Moment (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 8th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 14, 2l behind Samollie (8-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Whitethorne Scent 6-1 (9-10) Towards rear, headway from early straight, 8th over 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Jeangeorges (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, progress from 2f out, never threatened leaders, 5th of 14, 10l behind Naked Cowboy (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Misty Lane (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Prominent early, settled back into mid-division on inner, switched right 2f out, 8th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Ashton Rose (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Sports Casual 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders early, soon lost place, towards rear halfway, no impression, 12th of 14, 25l behind Mutasareb (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Heir To The Mint (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Always prominent, tracked leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out, no impression and dropped to 3rd early final furlong, no extra and lost 3rd close home, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Give Me Shelter (9-5) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Florry Knox (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 27l behind Eastern Rules (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Dan Noir (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, reminder over 3f out, ridden to chase leaders straight, kept on without threatening final furlong, 7th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Royal Intruder (9-7) at Galway 1m stks gd in Aug.
Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Soon chased leaders, 6th early, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 6l behind Bankroll (10-0) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd in Mar.
Xsquared (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 13th of 14, 10l behind Samollie (8-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Cookie Crumbles (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Never a factor, last of 14, 25l behind Ashton Rose (9-10) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Try Freedom (IRE) 17-2 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, headway under 2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, no extra final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Coach Bombay (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Be Attitude (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 11th of 14, 7l behind Cailin Coillteach (8-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Refuse To Sell (IRE) 6-1fav (8-10) Prominent, no extra under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 17, 6l behind Morethanafeeling (8-9) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 gd in Apr.
The Fox Tully (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, 8th of 12, 7l behind Archie Rice (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol in Dec.