Beart, a winner over track and trip a year ago, has run quite well on his latest starts and looks ready to score again soon. GOLD FALCON showed some potential for Dave Simcock last summer and has been going well for new connections, coming with a late burst to score on his first start over the trip three weeks ago. He's been raised 6lb but Ian Brennan's claim takes care of half that and he can complete the double. The veteran Maundy Money has been running reasonably well so the fact that he's now on his lowest mark since 2007 suggests he should be taken seriously but Khelino probably represents the main threat as she's been in good form without quite getting there. Pivotal Rock may do best of the remainder.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 10-1 (8-0) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, 10th 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 13, 6l behind Akasaka (10-3) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Maundy Money 12-1 (8-5) Towards rear, headway and kept on without threatening from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 6l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-9) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Feb.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Settled towards rear, 9th halfway, headway early straight and led 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held on well, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb beating Clare Harrier (9-6) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Beart (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Waited with, progress 1 1/2f out, soon chased leaders and kept on same pace from 1f out, 5th of 14, 3l behind Bualadh Croi (8-7) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol.
Colla Pier (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Soon led, headed after halfway but clear of remainder approaching straight, no extra early straight and soon dropped to rear, no extra, last of 6, 11l behind Steps To Freedom (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f 4yo stk pol in Feb.
Pivotal Rock (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra under 2f out, kept on one pace (finished 7th and placed 6th), 6th of 13, 5l behind Gold Falcon (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Silenceofthewind (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on inner, 6th halfway, 5th and switched right early straight, no impression from 1f out, kept on one pace (finished 5th but disqualified as rider failed to weigh in), in a race won by Gold Falcon (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb, 13 ran.
Cheherazad (IRE) 13-8fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov '11 beating Court Applause (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Jeangeorges (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Soon led, strongly pressed early straight and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 21l behind Alvar (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Khelino (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Settled in rear, headway on outer to go 5th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong without troubling first 2, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Alvar (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, 11th before halfway, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 4l behind Indian Landing (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Spirit In The Rye (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Led early and raced keenly, 3rd halfway, no impression and dropped to 6th 1f out, no extra (finished 6th and placed 5th), 5th of 13, 5l behind Gold Falcon (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Wagadoogoochoochoo (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened from 3f out, 12th of 13, 18l behind Liberty To Rock (8-11) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 7l behind Alvar (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.