THEBARBERKELLY landed a rare touch here last month and a 6lb rise looks workable. He'd shown absolutely nothing over timber on his four previous starts but it was a different matter back on the level and he had few problems beating Jumbo Steps. The runner-up renews rivalry on better terms but is still a maiden after 22 starts, though only four have been on this surface. Al Mancilia won a moderate handicap here in September but failed to fire on a return visit a month later from his new mark. Diamond Daze is another maiden though she's dropped to a fair mark and Samollie could prove a fair each-way option as he's only 2lb higher than for his last success here and got no sort of run on his most recent start last month.
Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 15-2 (10-4) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden and dropped to 5th 1f out, no extra, 7th of 10, 6l behind Topadee (10-10) at Laytown 6f hcp 50-70 in Sep.
Diamond Daze (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 6th, travelling well early straight, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 5l behind Mona Brown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Al Mancilia (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden into 8th 2f out, no impression in 7th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 6l behind Stronger Than Me (9-6) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Curl Cat (USA) 20-1 (9-10) Soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 3f out, 4th 2f out, kept on same pace in 3rd from over 1f out, lost 3rd on line, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind The Reek (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Dancingwithangels (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 2f out, ridden in 2nd and no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Khelino (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Samollie (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders early, soon mid-division, not much room and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 10th of 14, 5l behind Wild China (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Thebarberkelly (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride and ridden early, mid-division on inner and 7th entering straight, forced way through gap to challenge under 2f out, soon ridden and kept on under pressure to lead 100 yards out, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov beating Jumbo Steps (8-13) by 1l, 14 ran.
Hootie (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching straight, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 4l behind Mount McLeod (9-3) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Red Army Blues (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, moderate 9th approaching straight, no impression from 1 1/2f out, 13th of 14, 9l behind Rigid Rock (10-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Wellmarked (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, ridden and dropped to rear early straight, kept on one pace final furlong, 8th of 12, 14l behind Fit The Cove (9-3) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jul.
Minor Choisir (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up, 9th halfway, 8th over 1f out, kept on, 6th of 11, 6l behind Regal Power (9-5) at Navan 5f mdn stks in Oct.
One Quick Cat (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) 5th to halfway, no extra from over 4f out, trailing before straight, last of 8, well behind Daigreen (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 hvy in Aug.
Jumbo Steps (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Led, strongly pressed from 1 1/2f out and headed 100 yards out, no extra, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Thebarberkelly (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Golan Heights (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 2nd 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Bensoon (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Rasputin (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, kept on one pace straight, 9th of 15, 11l behind Knights Templar (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Oct.
Esytopolishadimond (IRE) 9-4fav (9-2) Held up in touch, not much room
Echo Knight (IRE) 22-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no extra from early straight, weakened, 12th of 14, 16l behind Ningaloo Reef (9-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug.