With Joseph O'Brien doing the steering, ELUSIVE RIDGE can make light of today's drop in distance. The majority of the five-year-old's runs here have been over 1m3f and 1m4f but he did win over a mile at Bellewstown in July and races off the same mark this evening. Tarrsille has been knocking on the door and is only 2lb higher than when second over C&D last week. He shouldn't be far away again from a good draw and appears to hold veteran Toufan Express, Quinmaster, Madeira Man and Solent Ridge on that run. Devonelli won over C&D in May and is starting to come down the weights again. He usually runs well here so is another for the short-list.
Syrian 33-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, last of 14, 13l behind Maggie Neary (8-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Attempted to make all, ridden and strongly pressed 1f out, headed close home, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Maggie Neary (8-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Solent Ridge (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 9l behind Tell The Wind (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol.
Tarrsille (IRE) 7-2fav (8-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, strongly pressed and kept on final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Tell The Wind (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol.
Brown Butterfly 20-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, good headway entering straight, 4th 3f out, ridden in 6th and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 18, 11l behind Midnight Soprano (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp 60-90 sft in Oct.
Toufan Express 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden in 9th 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Tell The Wind (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol.
Madeira Man (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 11th of 14, 9l behind Tell The Wind (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol.
Money Trader (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, 5th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 20, 6l behind Take It To The Max (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp in Oct.
Quinmaster (USA) 9-1 (8-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, 8l behind Tell The Wind (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol.
Devonelli (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Rear of mid-division, headway into 7th 2f out, ridden in 6th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind If Per Chance (9-11) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Nov.
Alheera (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden into 7th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Glor Na Mara (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Aragorn Icon (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Rear of mid-division, headway under 2f out, ridden into 6th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 14, 3l behind Fountain Of Honour (9-8) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.
Macnas (USA) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 10, 11l behind Elusive Ridge (9-13) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 60-90 gf in Jul.
Warrior Song (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 6l behind Shake The Bucket (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-70 pol in Oct.
Mrs Batt (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 7l behind Eastern Rules (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.