Golan Heights has won once in 40 career starts, at Wolverhampton over 1m4f. He was sent there for a poor handicap last week but disappointed again when a beaten favourite and is hardly one to rely on. FIRST FRIDAY scored over the C&D from 5lb lower in November and has been going well enough from his new mark to take this, especially with Danny Mullins able to claim his 3lb allowance. Sinntani began in handicaps off 88 and is now 20lb lower so any return to form can see him go close along with Little Red Minx, who is blinkered for the first time on just her second start for Ger Lyons after being transferred from Peter Chapple-Hyam.
Sinntani (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 7l behind Shukhov (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Dec.
First Friday (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, off the pace, closed into 2nd before straight, on terms 2f out, soon led, headed and no extra from 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Balmont Flyer (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Buccaneer Bob (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Soon mid-division, no impression under pressure and kept on from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 2l behind Days Ahead (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Bashkirov 25-1 (9-5) Led, joined after 4f, headed over 6f out, dropped behind from 3f out, last of 4, 25l behind Shadow Eile (9-4) at Galway 1m 6f stks sft in Aug.
Waterloo Sunrise (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Never a factor, ridden on outer early straight and no impression, 10th of 12, 7l behind Polly Ella (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Indiana Charmer (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, mid-division, 8th before straight, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Days Ahead (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Golan Heights (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) Close up led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, eased when beaten, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Sinchiroka (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Little Red Minx (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, 6th 4f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight, 10th of 14, 17l behind Johann Bach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Dec.
Elusive Gent (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 10th of 15, 8l behind Lombrici (9-2) at Cork 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Aug '11.
King's Jester (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Soon mid-division, improved to chase leaders before straight, no extra from under 2f out, last of 14, 10l behind Days Ahead (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Reem Machine (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Soon led, headed 2f out, eased when beaten, 11th of 12, 26l behind Measured Approval (9-4) at Roscommon 7f hcp in Sep.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Chased leader, closed to lead before straight, soon joined, headed under 2f out, soon no extra, 12th of 14, 12l behind Balmont Flyer (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.