EL SALVADOR will start a short-priced favourite on his all-weather debut and, as he's been kept in Aidan O'Brien's yard as a four-year-old, must be though capable of better. His two runs early last summer were on testing ground so hopefully this surface will bring out the best in him. He's by no means a certainty, however, and Urban Ball is likely to ensure he doesn't have things his own way. John Oxx' filly has some decent form around here despite letting her supporters down more than once and her allowance will aid her cause. Busted Tycoon has gradually improved with experience and though eventually well beaten by Kharezi here last time gave notice that his turn was imminent. Overcall showed some promise last summer and may do best of the remainder.
Absolutlyfantastic 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in close 3rd 2f out, soon challenged, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Edeymi (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Jan.
First Impressions (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Towards rear early, mid-division halfway, swift headway into 3rd 7f out, 2nd 4f out, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out, 8th of 14, 19l behind Pique Sous (9-11) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol.
Glazier (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 13, 30l behind Miss Forde (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Stimulus Package (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Soon towards rear, dropped behind after 3rd, last of 10, well behind Goodtime Boy (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
El Salvador (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd approaching straight but soon no chance with easy winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Handazan (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 4f 3yo mdn hvy in Jun.
I Fought The Law (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 19l behind Kharezi (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Jan.
Overcall (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden in 8th and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace from 2f out, 5th of 14, 15l behind Pique Sous (9-11) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol.
The Black Devil (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear early, mid-division halfway, ridden into 6th 2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 13, 16l behind Kharezi (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Jan.
Fellisha (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind So Wise (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct '11.
Gold Tantrum (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, moderate 9th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 27l behind Pique Sous (9-11) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol.
Layla's Grace (IRE) Acclamation mare out of Papier Mache.
Around The Bend (IRE) Refuse To Bend filly out of Golden Ribes.
Busted Tycoon (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on to 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Kharezi (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Jan.
Urban Ball (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 5th 4f out, closed into 3rd into straight, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 4th of 14, 4l behind Johann Bach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Dec.