Long Journey Home has never raced over a trip this short but led into the straight when just touched off over 1m3f here last month. He's Got Rhythm scored over the course and distance a month ago then didn't get a clear run when back over 7f next time. Fairylike dropped from 2m to tonight's trip when scoring last month but then ran moderately over 1m3f. CONFIDENT CUB is still a maiden after 11 starts but has gone close on several occasions and looks well enough treated to finally get off the mark.
Long Journey Home (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 2nd 3f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, soon led, strongly pressed final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Wrekin Rock (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol in Mar.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, lost place over 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind Cash Or Casualty (9-5) at Dundalk 7f Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) pol in Mar.
Xsquared (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 6th behind horses 2f out, ridden to challenge in 2nd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Creek Falcon (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep.
Dimitar (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden into 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Cash Or Casualty (9-5) at Dundalk 7f Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) pol in Mar.
Fairylike (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, ridden in 7th 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 8l behind Mona Brown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f stks 0-70 pol in Mar.
Slim Chance (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Soon mid-division, keen hold early, no impression from over 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Paene Magnus (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol in Nov.
Eastern Rules (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Mid-division best, no impression under pressure from 2f out, 12th of 14, 10l behind Silverlord (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Nov.
Paddy Stanley (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind La Belle Maison (9-2) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Maiden Stakes (4yo+) pol in Feb.
Confident Cub (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Mid-division on inner, switched right and 9th early straight, 7th 1f out and kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Atlas Peak (8-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.