Inishmot Duchess very nearly carried her 5lb extra for last month's victory when caught on the line by Pencil Hill a fortnight ago. She still looks well handicapped and must be a threat to all from her low draw. Ian Brennan was on board that night but takes the ride here on Cookie Crumbles, who gained her first ever success on her 24th career start over an extra furlong last time. PIPERS CHOICE was just over 2l behind Inishmot Duchess and Like Magic last month and, as that was his first start since May and is equally well drawn as the winner, he gets the vote to gain his first success. Sophies Echo has only won once, when sent over this trip for the only time back in 2011. She's been racing over much further but was in the lead at this trip when just caught over 7f last month and looks well enough treated to get into the firing line.
Bangalore Diamond (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Ridden along early to chase leaders on inner, lost place before halfway and moderate 10th entering straight, no impression and eased when beaten, 10th of 11, 36l behind Enigma Code (9-0) at Dundalk 6f stks 0-70 pol in Jan.
Inishmot Duchess (IRE) 11-4 (8-1) Disputed early, soon chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 1f out, narrow lead final 150 yards, headed close home, 2nd of 5, hd behind Pencil Hill (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol.
Like Magic (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, under pressure in 4th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Red Laser (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
One Of Three (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Soon mid-division, 9th early, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 11th of 12, 9l behind Copper Dock (10-0) at Dundalk 6f Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Dec.
Art Show 3-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Inishmot Duchess (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Mount McLeod (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Soon chased leaders in 6th, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 3l behind Fleet Captain (9-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Richelieu 8-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division for most, no extra entering straight, 13th of 14, 9l behind Cookie Crumbles (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Cookie Crumbles (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, all out close home, won at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol beating Tamujin (8-10) by hd, 14 ran.
Charismas Birthday (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Soon led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 5l behind Bangalore Diamond (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Miss Bella (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 5th of 11, 5l behind Richelieu (8-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
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 in Jan.
Dark Danger (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and joined 2f out, soon headed, no extra final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Inishmot Duchess (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Enter The Red (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Disputed early, soon chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 12th of 16, 20l behind Red Sea Poll (8-11) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-65 gs in Sep.
Pipers Choice (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, 4f 1 1/2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Inishmot Duchess (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Fleet Captain 9-2 (8-12) Led and disputed, headed and kept on same pace from under 1f out, 6th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Copper Dock (10-0) at Dundalk 6f Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Dec.
Refuse To Sell (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, weakened early straight, last of 15, 30l behind Knights Templar (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Oct.
Missile Command (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Mid-division on outer, ridden in 8th under 2f out and no impression 1f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Enigma Code (9-0) at Dundalk 6f stks 0-70 pol in Jan.