DIAMOND DAZE is one of the more more exposed runners in this but is at least consistent, despite looking high enough in the weights. The handicapper has been slow to relent but the drop down to this level could see her get the better of Ahuqd. The latter showed a bit more last time and could figure in first-time blinkers but Cailin Rinca and Glade Appeal have plenty to find on today's terms. Burn The Boats has plenty of scope but is having his first start since 2011 so Sterling Cooper could prove best of the rest.
Burn The Boats (IRE) 9-4 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 2nd 2f out, no impression on winner over 1f out, soon eased (rider reported horse lost action), 5th of 9, 10l behind Pitlochry (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo mdn aut in Jun '11.
Three Leaves (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, no extra entering straight, 10th of 14, 24l behind Lily Of Kenmare (9-1) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Sterling Cooper (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Led, headed and no extra from 2f out, 11th of 14, 22l behind Johann Bach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Dec.
Millie's Mate (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened, 12th of 14, 29l behind Lily Of Kenmare (9-1) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Punches Pious (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Bendzoldan (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 47-70 sft in Jun.
Thrupenny Blue (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, last of 14, 38l behind Penthesilea Eile (9-0) at Wexford 1m mdn stks in Jul '09.
Cognac Lady (IRE) 33-1 (7-11) Towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure from over 2f out, 6th of 13, 9l behind Grace And Beauty (8-12) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in Jul '11.
Ahuqd (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Shukhov (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Dec.
Cailin Rinca 16-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, no impression straight, 10th of 13, 6l behind Samollie (9-9) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Diamond Daze (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Waited with, towards rear early, kept on without threatening under pressure from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 6l behind Curl Cat (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Glade Appeal (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders early, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, weakened and tailed off, last of 9, well behind Waltzing Cat (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gd in Jul.