Knights Templar had been in poor form over hurdles before returning to Polytrack with a fine effort behind Heir To The Mint and a repeat will see him go close. Heroine Chic ran well for a long way in the claimer won by Aragorn Rouge three weeks ago and this could be her optimum trip. ESYTOPOLISHADIMOND was sent to Wolverhampton for a handicap two weeks ago and was backed off the boards but had to come widest of all into the straight and couldn't make up the ground. Vigano finished just in front of him that night but Michael Browne's charge is capable of better and gets the vote to recoup losses.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, last of 10, 11l behind Enigma Code (9-1) at Dundalk 7f Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan.
Knights Templar (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division, headway under 2f out, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Heir To The Mint (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Distinguish (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 24l behind Shisha Threesixty (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Rocky's Pride (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 8th 2f out, 6th 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Blue Cross Boy (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Star Prospect (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 14, 38l behind Bancnuanaheireann (9-10) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn in Sep.
Heroine Chic (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 3rd 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Aragorn Rouge (9-4) at Dundalk 1m mdn clm pol in Jan.
Trotting Weasel (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no extra over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 14, 16l behind Heir To The Mint (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Red Riddle (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, weakened from 3f out, last of 14, 29l behind Elwazeer (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Esytopolishadimond (IRE) 8-11fav (8-12) Held up in rear, came wide enntering straight, headway over 1f out, unable to challenge, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Look For Love (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Lady Aoy (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight, no extra in 5th 2f out, weakened, last of 13, 13l behind Almadaa (9-6) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Luckiest Owners (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Knockgraffon Lad (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Tiffany's Pearl (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden and no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 14l behind Aragorn Rouge (9-4) at Dundalk 1m mdn clm pol in Jan.
Vigano (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Mid-division, took keen hold, not clear run and switched right over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, demoted to 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Look For Love (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.