Khelino is a low grade handicapper going well at present but was just behind the lightly-raced Eljowzah here last week and the latter is expected to be in the shake-up. Coppertop was narrowly beaten by Khelino in November and looks held on these terms but MOUNTRATH, a winner in the UK for Gary Moore, ran a fine race for new connections here three weeks ago when less than a length behind Clare Harrier in a handicap and this looks a good opportunity. Daisy Mountain was well beaten in that latter race and has never won on the surface in 13 starts.
Al Dafa (USA) 33-1 (9-8) Towards rear, no impression early straight, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Navy List (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep '11.
King's Bastion (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Towards rear, no impression from 3f out, 8th of 9, 46l behind Inis Meain (8-5) at Galway 1m 4f hcp sft in Aug.
Matjar (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and no extra entering straight, 10th of 14, 9l behind Shukhov (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Dec.
Mountrath 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, every chance final 100 yards, no extra close home, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Clare Harrier (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Rasputin (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, off the pace, moderate 4th over 4f out, closed before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 14, 7l behind Balmont Flyer (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Coppertop (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th over 1f out and no impression inside final furlong, checked closing stages, 6th of 14, 3l behind Thebarberkelly (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Daisy Mountain (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Clare Harrier (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Daring Queen (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, no extra entering straight, weakened, 11th of 12, 38l behind Epic Encounter (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Eljowzah (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, going nicely over 2f out, soon on terms, headed and not match winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Dimitar (9-7) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (4yo+) pol.
Khelino (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Soon chased leaders, closer on inner in 3rd 2f out, soon 2nd and every chance, kept on same pace well inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Doonard Prince (8-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
La Oliva (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Keen hold chasing leaders, niggled along in 7th into straight, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Hes Our Music (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Dec.
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden into 5th 2f out, 3rd over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Coach Bombay (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.