Art Show is still a maiden but getting closer and should get into the frame while the veteran Mt Weather can hardly go any lower in the ratings and won from a higher mark at Laytown in September. Sophies Echo hasn't run over a trip this short since scoring at the Curragh in 2011 but she was just touched off over 7f here last week and must be a threat to all, though it's LIKE MAGIC who gets the nod. He started last year on a mark of 78 and is now 19lb lower which is why he's been running well recently. With his rider claiming 3lb and a fair draw he can carry his big weight to victory despite never having won on the track.
Like Magic (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Towards rear, 10th early, ran on without threatening under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Copper Dock (10-0) at Dundalk 6f Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Dec.
Inishmot Duchess (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, closer in 5th 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 5l behind Doonard Prince (8-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Art Show 10-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway entering straight, 8th 2f out, ridden into 6th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Bangalore Diamond (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Red Army Blues (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 13, 10l behind Clare Harrier (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Sophies Echo (IRE) 5-2fav (8-11) Always prominent, closer in 2nd travelling well 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, headed close home, 2nd of 14, hd behind Doonard Prince (8-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Booster Rocket (IRE) 33-1 (7-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 9, 8l behind Chois The Idea (9-10) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp sft in Jun.
Carmen Tango (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Raced on far side, no impression under pressure from before halfway, last of 13, 16l behind Drinmoy Lad (8-12) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 hvy in Oct.
Dark Danger (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Led and soon clear, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened quickly, 11th of 13, 16l behind Alvar (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Lady Erewhon (USA) 33-1 (8-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, 7l behind Bangalore Diamond (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Mt Weather (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden and progress into 3rd 2f out, 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Samollie (9-9) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Pipers Choice (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Always behind, 12th of 13, 8l behind Little Village (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in May.