Dhaular Dar has only run twice on an all-weather surface and failed to reach a place in either but beat a big field in a Doncaster handicap when last seen on the Flat in October. Mid Mon Lady continues to run well but has now had 24 starts since her last success. DENNY CRANE has won four times here and only just failed to make it five when a head behind Elizabeth Coffee last week. He's 2lb higher this time but that shouldn't prevent another success on the track. He holds Maggie Neary on a line through Elizabeth Coffee though Charlie Swan's filly undoubtedly improved to score here a week ago and is one to consider. Mister Carter is likely to be seen to better effect over timber and is one to follow in that sphere this winter but If Per Chance could have done without an 8lb rise for beating Tarrsille over a mile here three weeks ago.
Mid Mon Lady (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, travelling well in 8th 2f out, ridden in 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Celebrity Sevi (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Bravely Fought (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, driven along early straight, kept on same pace without troubling leaders, 5th of 10, 4l behind Fantasy King (9-4) at Dundalk 2m hcp 60-90 pol in Nov.
Denny Crane 11-4fav (9-10) Tracked leaders on inner, 6th halfway, 5th early straight, headway between horses inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure, just failed, 2nd of 10, hd behind Elizabeth Coffee (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.
Syrian 28-1 (8-9) Started very slowly, always in rear, 13th of 14, 30l behind Kyllachy Star (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Mister Carter (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to dispute lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, hampered and kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Buy Back Bob (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo stk gf in Jun '10.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chasing leaders when squeezed through between horses over 1f out, led insid efinal furlong, held on close home, all out, won at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct beating Space War (9-6) by hd, 19 ran.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Led early at steady pace, headed before halfway, 4th entering straight, soon ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Elizabeth Coffee (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.
Solo Performer (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 16, 25l behind Hidden Universe (8-13) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Nov.
Ultra Cool (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway into 7th 2f out, ridden into 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 6l behind Tobar Na Gaoise (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Nov.
Monteriggioni (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Towards rear, some headway early straight, no impression from over 1f out, 9th of 14, 7l behind Denny Crane (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 60-90 pol in Oct.
If Per Chance (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th 3f out, 5th 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, stayed on to challenge inside final furlong, led final 100 yards and kept on well, won at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Nov beating Tarrsille (9-10) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Westtower Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 5th entering straight, 4th under pressure 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Denny Crane (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 60-90 pol in Oct.
Trans City (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed 3f out, ridden and no impression straight, 5th of 8, 8l behind Dubawi Star (9-10) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf in Aug.
Maggie Neary (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th approaching straight, 3rd 2f out, headway to lead 1f out, soon asserted and kept on well, won at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov beating Azores (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, some headway in 7th on outer approaching straight, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Elizabeth Coffee (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.
Elizabeth Coffee (IRE) 7-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, went 3rd entering straight, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, held on, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov beating Denny Crane (9-10) by hd, 10 ran.
Baitsileir (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Rea of mid-division, took keen hold, pulled way through field to dispute 4f out, headed entering straight, soon no extra, eased when beaten over 1f out, 13th of 14, 30l behind Denny Crane (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 60-90 pol in Oct.