An Saighdiur had a tremendous 2012 winning five times and was in superb form at this time a year ago. Not surprisingly he's on his highest ever mark now and may just need this after a long break. Almadaa has been raised 7lb for beating Harry Trotter here two weeks ago but can confirm the form as he looked to have a bit in hand. He also has the edge over Copper Dock on recent running and must go close. All Ablaze ended his first campaign with victories here and at Bellewstown but he's another with a long absence to overcome, a remark that also applies to ALLEGRA TAK but she is taken to land this as she's very well handicapped on her best form on Turf having scored at the Curragh last summer off a 7lb higher mark.
An Saighdiur (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Raced stand side, chased leaders, led stand side group over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed by stand side group last 50 yards, no extra, 3rd of 23, 1 1/2l behind Mass Rally (9-9) at Ayr 6f hcp (3) hvy in Sep.
Almadaa 9-4fav (9-10) Prominent, going well and no room from 2f out, got a gap from 1f out and quickened up well to lead and assert closing stages, won at Dundalk 6f hcp pol beating Harry Trotter (9-8) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Queen Grace (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, no progress final 2f, 8th of 12, 8l behind Church Music (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Harry Trotter (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Slowly into stride, in rear, wide straight, edged left and effort to lead from under 1f out, headed and kept on without matching winner closing stages, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Almadaa (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Copper Dock (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 11th entering straight and 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 6l behind Khawatim (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol in Feb.
All Ablaze (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Made most, disputed lead halfway, ridden clear over 1f out, strongly pressed close home, all out to hold on, won at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Sep beating Almanack (9-2) by shd, 9 ran.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, no extra from 1f out, weakened, 8th of 13, 6l behind Khawatim (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol in Feb.
Allegra Tak (ITY) 9-2 (9-4) Soon led, headed 2f out, 3rd over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 12 Storm Lightning (9-1) at Navan 5f App hcp hvy in Oct.