Fluidity is blinkered for the first time and less exposed than stablemate Kashmir Peak. He appears to be improving with experience and there is enough stamina in his pedigree to suggest he'll appreciate this first try at a mile. But the one to beat may be TWO CITIES, who wasn't unduly punished on his debut over 6f here last month. He cost connections 170,000euros as a yearling and the booking of Seamie Heffernan today suggests he's expected to step up on that first run. Muck'N'Brass is closely related to a couple of all-weather winners over this trip and is worth noting on his introduction.
Beat The Ballot (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 15, 16l behind Akeed Wafi (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Beloved Leader Medicean colt out of Esclarmonde.
Captain Joy (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Towards rear, never a factor, 21st of 24, 46l behind Nephrite (9-1) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn sft in Sep.
Crystal Wings (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no extra entering straight, 12th of 14, 18l behind Nero Emperor (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Echo Knight (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Banner Road (8-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 50-70 2yo pol in Nov.
Ferryview Place 25-1 (9-0) Disputed lead, headed early straight, no extra from 1f out, weakened, 5th of 9, 7l behind Aloof (8-9) at Dundalk 1m Conditions Stakes (2yo) pol in Nov.
Fluidity 7-2 (9-0) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, challenged briefly just over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Seventh Avenue (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Oct.
Kashmir Peak (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 3l behind Capeslew (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Nov.
Muck 'N' brass (IRE) Aussie Rules colt out of Crystal Springs.
Pepparpot (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 25l behind Frontier (9-5) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
Raven's Claw (IRE) Tiger Hill colt out of Little Doll.
Shrewd Move (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Prominent early, 5th halfway, no extra and weakened approaching straight, tailed off, last of 19, well behind Thomasgainsborough (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks in Oct.
Two Cities (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 7l behind Piri Wango (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Zambelot (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 18l behind Hot Bed (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Oak (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Aloof (8-9) at Dundalk 1m Conditions Stakes (2yo) pol in Nov.
Atticus Finch (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 13th of 14, 18l behind Slade Power (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol.
Tucker Casey (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear early, soon keen hold to mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 4th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Hot Bed (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.