Tsar Paul knows his way around here but has a poor strike-rate and was well beaten when third a week ago. The veteran Copper Dock is a regular winner here and though a rare performer over this trip was a bit unlucky in-running behind Victor's Beach last week. Like Magic is rarely beaten far but never wins on the surface, though surely his turn will be coming soon. MISTY LANE, a winner here in May 2012, has had very little racing and should be approaching her peak after a couple of decent efforts following a long break. She had Missile Command behind in the latest of those runs and should confirm the form and take this for her very shrewd connections. Eljowzah attracted some support on her reappearance in November following a long break but couldn't quite get to Fleet Captain. She's entitled to have come on for the run and looks a big danger as does Captains Dilemma, a very close third behind Mountain Coral last month when only caught in the closing stages.
Missile Command (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Gallena (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Misty Lane (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, 8th 2f out, 6th 1f out, no extra, 5th of 10, 7l behind Our Manekineko (10-0) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Held up, ridden into 6th and switched to inner 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no impression final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Maontri (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Sweet Annathea (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Towards rear and ridden in 9th halfway, no impression in 7th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Enigma Code (10-8) at Laytown 6f hcp 50-70 in Sep.
Captains Dilemma (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Prominent, on terms entering straight, led 2f out, joined 1f out, headed and kept on same pace well inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Mountain Coral (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Cluin Aine (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Soon mid-division, dropped towards rear into straight, soon no impression, 11th of 12, 10l behind Legal Lyric (9-8) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Copper Dock (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Held up, 8th halfway, 7th and not clear run 1f out, soon switched and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Victor's Beach (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol.
Like Magic (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Soon in rear, closer in 8th when effort and short of room under 2f out, ridden in 7th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Gallena (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Eljowzah (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, 3rd 2f out, ridden and no impression 1f out, switched right and kept on under pressure to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Fleet Captain (10-1) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Burnwynd Boy 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 5th 2f out, 5th 1f out, soon no extra, 6th of 11, 6l behind California Rose (9-11) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
All Silver (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon no extra, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind California Rose (9-11) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Beau Sakhee 16-1 (8-5) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th over 2f out, soon no extra, last of 8, 10l behind Settle For Red (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Orion's Might (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 7l behind Settle For Red (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Runaiocht (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, progress into 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 3f out, no extra 2f out, 9th of 14, 14l behind Armed Guard (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Amazing Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Held up, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 10, 15l behind Maontri (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.