Samantha Bell has been making a name for herself here during the winter so her booking for Paul Deegan's Felina is a pointer though her mount's victory came on soft ground at Cork. An Saighdiur had Copper Dock just over a length back in third and QUEEN GRACE behind in fourth when gaining his third victory of the year over the C&D last month but it's the latter, who was having her first run since scoring at Wolverhampton in October, who can come out on top this time and take this. Calm Bay finished last in that event but is very much better than that and significant improvement is expected. Big Bad Lily was in superb form last September but hasn't been seen since the following month and may just need this.
Archers Road (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Led far side group until joined stands side group well over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 16, 27l behind Burning Thread (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Calm Bay (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, hampered when weakening, last of 8, 5l behind An Saighdiur (9-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Mar.
An Saighdiur (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Chased leader, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong, drifted slightly left under pressure, won at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Mar beating Almadaa (8-7) by 1l, 8 ran.
Patrickswell (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Big Bad Lily (8-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp 60-90 pol in Sep.
Copper Dock (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind An Saighdiur (9-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Mar.
Liberty Green (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) With leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 20l behind Farlow (9-3) at Warwick 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Big Bad Lily (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, no extra early final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Balmont Mast (10-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp 50-80 pol in Oct.
Empirico (FR) 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 38l behind Iron Major (9-9) at Sligo 6f hcp 60-90 gd in Aug.
Pencil Hill (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, 7th under pressure over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 3l behind Mountain Coral (9-7) at Dundalk 6f Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Dec.
Queen Grace (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 1f out, under pressure when hampered inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind An Saighdiur (9-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Mar.
Felina (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Soon tracked leaders travelling well, 2nd and challenged from over 1f out, soon led and stayed on well, won at Cork 5f 2yo stk in Oct beating Bogini (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Sovereign Secure (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 10, 6l behind Almadaa (9-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp 50-70 pol in Mar.