It's not surprising to find PATRIMONIUM in a conditions event as she's been raised a massive 14lb for her very convincing success in a handicap over the C&D a fortnight ago. She should make further progress and can take this though Honourable Emperor came with a late burst to land a maiden over 7f in January and will appreciate the longer trip. Foot Soldier makes his debut on the surface but showed progressive form in his first season culminating in a battling success at Roscommon. Vassaria started favourite on his first start for new connections here three weeks ago and though beaten gave notice of an imminent victory.
Foot Soldier (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 7th entering straight, went 3rd under 2f out, challenged inside final furlong and kept on under pressure to lead close home, won at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn sft in Sep beating Golden Halo (9-3) by hd, 13 ran.
Honourable Emperor (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 3rd 2f out, ridden into 2nd under 1f out, kept on well final furlong to lead on line, won at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan beating Atticus Finch (9-5) by shd, 8 ran.
Arbitrageur (IRE) Elusive City colt out of Mother's Hope.
Patrimonium (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Mid-division, 6th halfway, headway in 5th 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, kept on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Feb beating Samollie (8-2) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Vassaria (IRE) 5-2fav (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and closer in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Samollie (7-11) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Feb.