Choral Society makes her handicap debut after her maiden success over 7f here and may just need this after an absence of 70 days though there's plenty more to come. Stablemate Roman General was very disappointing when odds-on here last week and though Tawariyka showed a good attitude to land a fillies' maiden a fortnight ago when Celtic Crystal was behind she'll find this tougher. KEDLESTON landed a monster gamble over the C&D three weeks ago and not surprisingly the assessor has had his say with a massive 14lb rise. However, he won very easily and should be good enough to complete a quick double.
Choral Society (IRE) 9-10fav (9-0) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, challenged from 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, held on, won at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks pol in Nov beating Tannery (9-0) by hd, 14 ran.
Roman General (IRE) 8-13fav (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden under 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Honourable Emperor (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan.
Kedleston (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Led early, headed after 2f, regained lead 3 1/2f out, ridden clear 1 1/2f out, kept on strongly final furlong, easily, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 std in Jan beating Chevanah (9-9) by 6l, 10 ran.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th entering straight, soon ridden, checked briefly over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Aquilonius (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo hcp pol in Dec.
Tawariyka (USA) 6-4 (9-0) Made all, ridden and challenged 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Jan beating Merkel (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Celtic Crystal (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 6l behind Tawariyka (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Jan.