A low draw is a big help here and SOPHIES ECHO has stall 10 to overcome but she showed tremendous early pace when caught on the line by Bangalore Diamond here three weeks ago and hopefully can get to the front early enough and hang on. Mount McLeod wasn't too far behind but appears to need another furlong while Richelieu, who was further behind, is long past his best. Till Dawn has the best berth of all and would have an obvious chance on her narrow defeat by Rigid Rock last time though that was in November. Elusive Gent is well enough drawn but rarely runs over a trip this short these days.
Beau Amadeus (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 10th of 13, 8l behind Akasaka (10-3) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Tubbertown King (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division, weakened from 2f out, 12th of 14, 10l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Oct.
Devine Acclaim (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 12th of 13, 24l behind Great Soprano (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Big Typhoon (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Soon towards rear, progress and no luck in running from 2f out, kept on final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Almadaa (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Oneniteinheaven (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Khyber Pass (9-6) at Dundalk 7f 4yo stk pol in Feb.
Mount McLeod (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, never a factor, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Bangalore Diamond (9-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Elusive Gent (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Prominent and 3rd halfway, headway to dispute briefly 2f out, soon headed and dropped to 4th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 12, 7l behind Alvar (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Sophies Echo (IRE) 4-1fav (8-13) Soon led, ridden and kept on well from 2f out, no extra close home and headed on line, 2nd of 14, shd behind Bangalore Diamond (9-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Richelieu 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear, widest of all straight, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 5l behind Indian Landing (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Till Dawn (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden into mid-division 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong without quite getting to winner, 2nd of 14, nk behind Rigid Rock (10-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Charismas Birthday (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Soon led, joined over 2f out, dropped to close 4th 1 1/2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 10th of 14, 6l behind Indian Landing (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Enter The Red (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders on outer, 5th halfway, no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 14, 6l behind Bangalore Diamond (9-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Refuse To Sell (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, weakened early straight, last of 15, 30l behind Knights Templar (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Oct.
Sassaway (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden early straight and no extra from 1f out, weakened, 8th of 14, 7l behind Clare Harrier (8-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Soon chased leaders, 5th before halfway, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-8) at Limerick 7f stks sft in Jun.