Captain Henry had dropped to an incredibly low mark when beating BLEWIT here three weeks ago but a 7lb rise coupled with the latter's obvious scope suggests he will have his work cut out to confirm the form. The runner-up was having only his fifth start and looks ready to go one better. Heroine Chic is another lightly-raced type likely to make good progress and this longer trip will suit while it's about time The Frog Prince was winning a race and he came very close when just touched off by Mutasareb last time. Coppers is another long-time maiden who will surely find a race in the not too distant future having twice been placed from this mark over the C&D recently.
Lily's Star (IRE) 25-1 (7-13) Held up towards rear early, keen hold to mid-division halfway, improved in 3rd 4f out, 2nd 3f out, ridden to dispute briefly 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 18, 6l behind Midnight Soprano (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp 60-90 sft in Oct.
Swing Pattern (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Towards rear for most, some late headway, never a factor, 8th of 14, 11l behind Flavia Tatiana (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-70 pol in Oct.
Accompanist 9-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 5th on inner halfway, ridden entering straight, kept on one pace without threatening leaders, 4th of 10, 8l behind Formal Bid (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-70 pol in Jul.
Ma Ani (USA) 25-1 (9-11) Prominent on inner, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 4th of 10, 8l behind Queen Commander (10-0) at Laytown 7f clm stks 0-65 in Sep.
Shutruk Nahhunte (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden into 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression leaders, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Redera (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct '10.
Blewit (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway in 8th 2f out, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Captain Henry (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Captain Henry (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway on outer in 5th 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov beating Blewit (8-13) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Heroine Chic (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, stayed on in 3rd 1f out, kept on well final furlong, just held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Liberty To Rock (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Blue Monster (FR) 40-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Pozyc (10-0) at Galway 2m hcp 50-70 gd in Jul.
The Frog Prince (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway to challenge travelling well 2f out, soon narrow lead, ridden over 1f out, headed final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Mutasareb (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Word For Word (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 8th halfway, some headway into 6th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 14, 7l behind Acushladear (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Coppers (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Settled in rear of mid-division, headway in straight to go 4th over 1f out, kept on same pace without troubling leaders, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Acushladear (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
In Step 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3f out, moderate 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 14l behind Akinspirit (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 5-1 (8-7) Led, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 9th of 14, 6l behind Ashton Rose (9-10) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Grand Cru 14-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, eased straight and tailed off, 12th of 13, 48l behind Mutasareb (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Amhrann Ellen (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 14, 13l behind Elizabeth Coffee (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Nov.
Solo Whisper (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace in 6th 1f out, no impression leaders, 4th of 14, 6l behind Eastern Rules (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.