Denis Hogan is a successful trainer and rider over jumps but he doesn't ride many on the Flat so his presence on board Refractor is a bonus, especially as the assessor has dropped him 2lb despite a fine run here last time. The much travelled That's Plenty was sent to Wolverhampton to win two poor races and though he was running well at Meydan last winter he's shot up the weights. Ravello Again has been racing in better company on Turf and looks capable of improving on the form he's shown on Polytrack but BINT NAYEF looks the one to be on. She scored at Galway in September before a fine run behind the in-form Ancient Sands on this track and can surprisingly race from a lower mark here.
Refractor (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Waited with towards rear, 7th before straight, ridden to go 2nd and challenge but drifted left from over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Waver (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Oct.
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Soon towards rear on outer, closer in 8th approaching straight where raced wide, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 6l behind Ancient Sands (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol in Oct.
Ravello Again (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, closer in 6th entering straight, ridden in 5th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no impression leaders final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Susiescot (8-4) at Cork 1m fll hcp 60-90 in Oct.
That's Plenty (IRE) 6-5fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, joined leader over 6f out, led 2f out, ridden clear entering final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Oct beating Fluctuation (9-6) by 7l, 5 ran.
Always Annie 20-1 (9-5) Waited with, towards rear 4f out, ridden into 6th 1f out, stayed on well without threatening final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Ancient Sands (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol in Oct.
Equation Of Time 11-4 (8-13) Tracked leaders, still going well in 4th before straight, attempted to challenge between horses from 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, dropped to 4th and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Waver (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Oct.
Johann Bach (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Keen hold, soon chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, no extra from under 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 20l behind Ancient Sands (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol in Oct.
Revolution (FR) 8-1 (9-7) Slowly away, always behind, no impression from 4f out, never a factor, 13th of 17, 16l behind Dysios (9-1) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80 in Oct.
Prince Of Fashion (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra, 6th of 10, 8l behind Wrekin Rock (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol in Mar.
Super Sling 7-2fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th on outer 2f out, 4th 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Zalty (9-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 60-95 pol in Oct.
Measured Approval (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and progress into 5th 2f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 14, 5l behind Hes Our Music (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol.
Bint Nayef (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd 1f out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 5l behind Ancient Sands (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol in Oct.
Caged Lightning (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) In rear, headway into 6th and ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 7l behind Hes Our Music (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol.
Senyuman (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Towards rear, progress and wide straight, challenged from 2f out, ridden to go 3rd over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Vote Of Confidence (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Oct.
Silky Pyrus (IRE) 11-1 (8-4) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, close 4th over 2f out, dropped to 5th and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 10l behind Beach Of Falesa (9-13) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp sft in Oct.
Bravely Fought (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along before straight, soon no impression and dropped behind from over 1f out, 13th of 14, 26l behind At Boolavogue (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f pol in Oct.