LIBERTY TO ROCK kept finding more when holding off dead-heaters Heroine Chic and Lago Indiano by a neck over C&D three weeks ago. The latter is a couple of pounds better off today but Jim Gorman's gelding looks a tough individual and it would be no surprise if he upheld the form en route to landing the first division of this ordinary handicap. Hopes N Dreams is still a maiden but the filly looked ready for a step up in trip when a close fifth to Ashton Rose over 7f here last time and should be thereabouts again. Cool Athlete won over C&D in July and over 7f at Tipperary subsequently. The handicapper has had his say since but David Marnane's gelding is still entitled to respect in this company.
Mctaggart (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, driven along approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, 13th of 14, 23l behind Acushladear (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Blue Dazzler (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, 17l behind Dubai Glory (8-11) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Cool Athlete (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 11l behind Flavia Tatiana (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-70 pol in Oct.
Lily's Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Restrained and towards rear, swift headway in 5th halfway, 3rd 4f out, ridden 2f out, no extra 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 6l behind Knockgraffon Lad (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Going Gaga (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, driven along and no impression early straight, 9th of 10, 11l behind Colour Of Love (9-3) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf in Jul.
Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Ashton Rose (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on to narrow lead closing stages, all out (no time taken), won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov beating Heroine Chic (9-2) by nk, 14 ran.
Biting Back (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Never a factor, 10th of 14, 5l behind Richelieu (8-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Yorkshire Pearl (IRE) 100-1 (8-13) Broke smartly and led or disputed lead, headed approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, 9th of 19, 14l behind Atlantic Swing (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo fll stks sft in Oct.
Bramante 11-1 (8-10) Mid-division best, never a factor, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Norah Starr (8-12) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 50-70 sft in Jun.
Lago Indiano (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and challenged 2f out, kept on, narrowly headed closing stages, no extra dying strides, 2nd of 14, nk behind Liberty To Rock (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Aristotelian (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon no extra and weakened, 13th of 16, 30l behind An Mhi (8-13) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Jun.
Golden Flight (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Jumped awkwardly, always towards rear, 11th of 14, 8l behind Ashton Rose (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Solo Whisper (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace in 6th 1f out, no impression leaders, 4th of 14, 6l behind Eastern Rules (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Miss Martinstown (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Always towards rear, 14th of 15, 16l behind Simla Sunset (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp 60-95 in Jul.
Elwazeer (USA) 66-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 11th of 14, 19l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Oct.
Lift The Gloom 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and lost place 2f out, 10th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 10l behind Luttrell Lady (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct '09.