ARGENTINE won over 6f at Ayr for Ian Semple in August and is taken to make a winning start for his new trainer in this lesser company. Khelino has every chance having finished a close-up fifth here last time after winning over a mile at the track before that. Mea Parvitas and Spirit Of Grace have both been placed over 6f here recently but Esytopolishadimond makes more appeal on his latest fourth to Samollie, who runs in the previous race. Sophies Echo had a couple of these behind over a mile here a fortnight ago and is another to consider.
Argentine (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders towards stands' side, driven over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, held on towards finish, won at Ayr 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug beating Paradise Spectre (9-8) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Toufan Express 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, niggled along from before straight, no impression under pressure from 1 1/2f out, last of 7, 4l behind Rummaging (9-1) at Dundalk 7f app hcp pol in Dec.
Inishmot Duchess (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Bangalore Diamond (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Khelino (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Rear of mid-division, headway on outer in straight to go 3rd 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2l behind Clare Harrier (8-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Mea Parvitas (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Bangalore Diamond (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Celticnama (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Slowly away and always towards rear, 12th of 14, 18l behind Clare Harrier (8-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Spirit Of Grace 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden to close over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Fleet Captain (9-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Doonard Prince (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, went 8th 1f out, kept on without threatening, 4th of 13, 4l behind Alvar (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Richelieu 16-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden in 10th on outer 2f out, kept on without threatening, 5th of 13, 5l behind Alvar (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Esytopolishadimond (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Towards rear, progress entering straight, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Samollie (9-9) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Sophies Echo (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, travelled well 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed final 100 yards, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Clare Harrier (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
John's Legend (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division best, 10th before halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 6l behind Fleet Captain (9-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Luckiest Owners (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden in rear halfway, no extra, 12th of 14, 12l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Rainbow Vale 66-1 (9-0) Always behind, under pressure halfway, 11th of 12, 26l behind Rominintheglomin (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks hvy in Jul.