This looks wide-open but EASTERN RULES can benefit from Marc Monaghan's claim and gain his third success on the track. His previous victories were gained over a mile but he finished strongly when tried over 1m1f at Leopardstown in August and this could be his trip. Raydari is going from strength to strength and is unbeaten in two runs at the track. He's been raised 8lb for his latest victory but Sam James is a very competent claimer and his mount still looks fairly treated. Silverlord followed a spell of hurdling with a fine run behind Starstruck here last week and has been left on the same mark but Dusty Trail ran poorly in that race after scoring in testing conditions at Roscommon. Redera has the form to get involved though this could prove on the short-side as he didn't get going until too late over the C&D last time.
If Per Chance (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, mid-division halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 11th of 14, 8l behind Starstruck (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 6l behind Starstruck (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Eastern Rules (IRE) 5-1fav (10-0) Held up in touch, 9th halfway, headway under pressure straight, challenged 1 1/2f out, close 2nd from 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 15, nk behind Knights Templar (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Oct.
Gra Geal Mo Chroi (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Towards rear, no impression under pressure and kept on from 1 1/2f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Mont Blanc (9-1) at Cork 1m fll hcp 60-90 hvy in Oct.
Raggletagglegypsy (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon well off pace towards rear, closed into 5th approaching 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on without matching principals inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2l behind Ceol Rua (9-2) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks sft in Jun.
Redera (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Parramatta (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (55-70) (3yo+) pol in Oct.
Jeangeorges (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 2f out, soon lost place and no extra, last of 9, 24l behind Srucahan (9-9) at Cork 6f App hcp hvy in Oct.
Legendary Times (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Soon in rear, progress from over 2f out, no impression and kept on final furlong, 7th of 9, 4l behind Mont Blanc (9-1) at Cork 1m fll hcp 60-90 hvy in Oct.
Raydari (FR) 5-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 2nd travelling well 2f out, led and ridden clear 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct beating Atmospheric High (10-0) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Silverlord (FR) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, stayed on on outer 1f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Starstruck (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Alghanem (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, not clear run 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on when hampered closing stages, 6th of 14, 5l behind Starstruck (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Unique Style (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 4f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 13l behind Annie Go (9-3) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 in Sep.
You Got Heart (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Spirituality (8-9) at Dundalk 7f mdn stks pol in Oct.
Quick Jack (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) In rear, some late progress from 2f out, 8th of 14, 11l behind Xsquared (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.
Formal Bid (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Atmospheric High (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Noverre Princess (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 8l behind Atmospheric High (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Fancy Socks (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, 7l behind Starstruck (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.