MILLER BEACH has been improving at a rate of knots and certainly deserved last week's victory where he was always travelling strongly. He had Tsar Paul over 5l behind and should confirm the form and defy a 5lb penalty in the process. Mountain Coral hasn't won for two years which is why he's qualified to run here from a mark of 64 and he shown a bit more promise in recent races. Red Laser is on exactly the same mark as when runner-up to Woodsophiesmile here in September so should be considered and he holds Great Ability on that run.
Miller Beach 3-1fav (9-9) Mid-division, progress into 6th 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to dispute 1f out, kept on well to assert inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol beating Valley Queen (9-11) by 2l, 14 ran.
Mountain Coral (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Rear of mid-division, ridden and progress entering straight, challenged 1 1/2f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Danseur De Feu (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Red Laser (IRE) 9-2 (9-13) Settled towards rear, ridden and closer in 9th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 6th close home, 6th of 13, 5l behind Danseur De Feu (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Slowly away and behind, closed up after 2f, ridden 2f out, no impression in 10th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 5l behind Miller Beach (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Mr Bounty 8-1 (9-9) Mid-division on outer, progress 3f out, ridden 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 6l behind Under Review (9-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Boughtforasong (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden halfway, 7th 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Cottrell (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Captains Dilemma (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Mid-division early, dropped to rear of mid-division halfway, no impression from 2f out, 10th of 13, 17l behind Longfield Lad (9-11) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Tetard (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Prominent and soon led, headed halfway, ridden and no extra early straight, weakened, last of 10, 14l behind Fleet Captain (10-1) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Lily's Prince (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no extra, 6th of 13, 7l behind Pyromaniac (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Mount Meru 16-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, soon no extra, 12th of 13, 18l behind Hello Humpfrey (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Chillie Billie 7-1 (9-0) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 10th of 13, 14l behind Missile Command (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Great Ability (IRE) 5-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 4l behind Longfield Lad (9-11) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Sea Of Pearls (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, 12th of 13, 6l behind Mosman Park (8-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Sujet Bellagio 14-1 (8-4) Ridden briefly to lead, ridden halfway, headed 1 1/2f out and slightly bumped, no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 7l behind Majestic Timeline (8-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.