Elleval hasn't done too much wrong and might just have needed his latest run, his first on the surface. He should go well though like Won Diamond, who made a promising start at Leopardstown when Machete Mark was behind, he could have done with a better draw. AKDAM has a superb middle-distance pedigree and will have found 7f inadequate on his debut at Gowran. He was noted staying on late so with that under his belt and another furlong to travel he's handed the vote. Collingbourneducis made a pleasing debut for Richard Hannon at Newbury in October and has joined Tommy Carmody. He'll be primed for his first run for the yard and has to be a threat.
Akdam (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, moderate 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 7l behind High Octane (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn aut gs in Sep.
Collingbourneducis (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, outpaced from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 6l behind Carry On Sydney (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Daft Dave (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, some late headway into moderate 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 14l behind Love And Cherish (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Nov.
Dark Approach (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, weakened, 13th of 14, 14l behind Your Pal Tal (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol.
Elleval (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Keen hold, prominent, 4th and kept on same pace under pressure from 1f out, 4th of 14, 2l behind Levanto (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Final Lash (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Soon towards rear and niggled along, never a factor, last of 8 Loch Garman (9-5) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Hello Jock (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, 10th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, 13th of 14, 12l behind Levanto (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Machete Mark (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up, progress on outer entering straight, moderate 3rd over 1f out, soon no extra, 5th of 12, 9l behind Foundry (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks sft in Nov.
Mckinley Kheleyf gelding out of Priera Menta.
Mississippi John (IRE) Lawman gelding out of Requested Pleasure.
Richard Senior Cape Cross colt out of Sabria.
Runaiocht (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, no impression straight, eased inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 14l behind Foundry (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks sft in Nov.
Won Diamond 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, progress on inner entering straight, 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Foundry (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks sft in Nov.