Aragorn Rouge appears to have the best form on offer here but it's far from certain that he'll appreciate this first try at 1m4f so is taken on with the unexposed SALAM ALAYKUM. Mick Halford's colt also tries this trip for the first time but he's by Galileo out of a Darshaan mare should have no problem lasting home and he shaped nicely over a mile here last month. Shuruwaat was second in a bumper at Cork in October and could run into a place but Kavanagh returns from a break and will be seen to better effect over hurdles in the near future. An Spailpin Fanach was a $117,000 yearling and has a decent dirt pedigree so would be interesting if attracting market support, though has evidently been hard to train.
An Spailpin Fanach (USA) Purge colt out of Wild Crazy Lady.
Kavanagh (IRE) 3-1fav (12-0) Tracked leaders, 6th 4f out, ridden entering straight, disputing moderate 2nd 2f out, kept on same pace in 2nd final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 20, 6l behind The Real Article (11-9) at Cork 2m N H flat gf in May '10.
Lions Charge (USA) 33-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 6l behind Maggie Neary (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Marwood (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Towards rear, no impression under pressure from over 2f out, last of 8, 31l behind Blossom Gate (10-10) at Galway 2m N H flat gd in Jul.
Montagnard (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Prominent, led approaching halfway, headed over 1 1/2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 11l behind Roszas Girl (11-9) at Tramore 2m N H flat in Oct '10.
Steel Park (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Soon mid-division, 9th 6f out, no impression from over 4f out, ridden to chase leaders and kept on without threatening from over 1f out, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Takeyourcapoff (10-0) at Killarney 1m 6f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Aragorn Rouge 9-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Elizabeth Coffee (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Nov.
Mind The Pennies (IRE) Pyrus gelding out of Nassau Royale.
Miss Formidable (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Always behind, 11th of 14, 10l behind Sweet Rhythm (9-0) at Dundalk 6f app flls mdn stks pol in Sep.
Salam Alaykum (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 13, 7l behind Glor Na Mara (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Shuruwaat (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Waited with in rear until strong headyway to be close up 5f out, led before straight, pressed from over 2f out, soon joined and headed approaching final furlong, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Ballysteen (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Oct.
Sweeterthanheaven (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 27l behind Siul Alainn (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f fll mdn stks gf in Aug '10.
Miss Teal (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, never a factor, no extra approaching straight, weakened, last of 24, well behind Harrison's Cave (9-2) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks hvy in Sep.
Mulleady (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly away and always in rear, 10th of 12, 19l behind Miranda's Girl (9-3) at Dundalk 1m flls cond stks pol in Oct.
Ri An Domhnaigh (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden in 10th entering straight, no impression, 11th of 17, 22l behind Hidden Universe (9-7) at Navan 2m mdn stks sft in Oct.
Banrion Na Roimhe (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 21l behind Justification (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Brian The Warrior (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and always behind, 9th of 10, 25l behind Confidence (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Apr.