BANNA BOIRCHE has run three times here, scoring twice and just failing to catch today's rival Casela Park after an unlucky run a fortnight ago from a 5lbs lower mark. She looks ready to hit the winning trail again and reverse the form with the winner the the tough and consistent Six Of Hearts always goes well here and will run his usual big race. Bay Knight arrived here on a hat-trick in November but ran no sort of race behind Dandy Boy and the winner, who is unbeaten in two starts on the track, looks a live threat despite his long absence.
Salford City (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Stalked led, tired, 7th of 8, 13l behind Dark Equation (10-12) at Saratoga(USA) 2m 3f stks in Aug '08.
Six of Hearts 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd, lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Sole Power (8-12) at Dundalk 5f 3yo stks pol.
Mountain Coral (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Raced in 5th, 4th under 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Six of Hearts (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp (0-100) pol in Feb.
Dandy Boy (ITY) 8-1 (9-5) Settled in mid-division on inner, 6th approaching straight, close 3rd over 1f out, squeezed through between horses inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 7f Ext hcp pol in Nov beating Tellelle (8-2) by hd, 14 ran.
Award Ceremony (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Never a factor, behind from 2f out, 19th of 22, 25l behind Big Robert (8-0) at Curragh 1m hcp 0-105 sft in Mar.
Bay Knight (IRE) 5-1fav (9-5) Always towards rear, no impression from 2f out, 12th of 14, 8l behind Dandy Boy (9-5) at Dundalk 7f Ext hcp pol in Nov.
Mean Lae (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Prominent, 4th under pressure entering straight, soon weakened and eased, 13th of 14, 18l behind Palazzone (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 60-100 pol in Oct.
Greatwallofchina (USA) 7-1 (9-9) Mid-division on inner, progress into 4th under 2f out, soon challenged, slightly hampered 1f out, kept on under pressure, 4th of 14, 1l behind Palazzone (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 60-100 pol in Oct.
Douze Points (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Soon tracked leaders, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 5th of 29, 3 1/2l behind Toufan Express (8-9) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Banna Boirche (IRE) 11-4fav (9-10) Slowly away and towards rear, 12th when not clear run early straight, headway and weaved way between horses over 1f out, 3rd inisde final furlong, wandered about and stayed on strongly close home, just failed, 2nd of 14, hd behind Casela Park (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 55-80 pol in Mar.
Casela Park (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Made all, travelling well early straight, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, all out close home, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 55-80 pol in Mar beating Banna Boirche (9-10) by hd, 14 ran.
Patrickswell (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Prominent, 2nd entering straight, disputed 2f out, headed over 1f out and dropped to 3rd, no extra final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Empirico (9-6) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-70 pol in Mar.