Indian Scout just failed to land a hat-trick of course wins when beaten a head over 1m4f here in April. He'll go close if fully tuned-up for his reappearance but ALGHANEM may just have the edge today. He should be spot on now after a couple of recent runs following a lay-off and makes more appeal than course regular Saint By Day. The latter can be relied on to run his usual game race but is 6lb higher than September's victory over C&D. Buccaneer Bob went close on his latest visit to this track and Soul Train is worth a second glance in the betting despite having his first start since June last year.
Alghanem (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Always prominent, no extra under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Silverlord (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Nov.
Indian Scout 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 5th 2f out, ridden and headway to go 2nd inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, just failed, 2nd of 14, hd behind Hawkswood (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Saint By Day (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Waited with, 8th and headway 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Prince Of Fashion (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Buccaneer Bob (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 26l behind Shifting (9-4) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp 50-80 hvy in Sep.
War Room (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 14, 9l behind Spirituality (8-9) at Dundalk 7f mdn stks pol in Oct.
Fancy Socks (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inner, 6th halfway, switched right in 3rd 1f out, kept on under pressure and drifted further right closing stages, dead-heated for 4th but demoted to 5th, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Thebarberkelly (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Phoebe Van Gelder (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 9th of 11, 13l behind To The Sky (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 in Sep.
Alubari 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Vexillum (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Soul Train 25-1 (10-5) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 8th 3f out, no extra and weakened, last of 10, well behind Kastania (9-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Jun '11.
Bangalore Prince (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 12th of 13, 8l behind Mount McLeod (9-3) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Can We Dare (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Waited with, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on well without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Cristy's Call (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Circus Act 33-1 (8-8) Always behind, 13th of 15, 13l behind Moscow Treat (8-0) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 50-75 gs in May.
That's Ours (USA) 14-1 (8-3) Mid-division, no threat in straight, 12th of 14, 16l behind Regal Warrior (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
The Gave (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 7th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, 11th of 15, 13l behind Tres Froide (9-5) at Listowel 1m hcp 47-60 in Jun '11.
De Vesci (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Poor visibility in back straight, mid-division, 6th over 3f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out, 7th of 12, 15l behind Missy O' Gwaun (9-10) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Aug '11.
Mac Tigue (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, some headway into moderate 9th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 12l behind Annie Go (9-3) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Hootie (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching straight, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 4l behind Mount McLeod (9-3) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.