Duarte Fernandes didn't show much on his reappearance on this track while New Regalia finished last in heavy ground at Gowran though the latter ran well here last season. Ebadani couldn't get to Catchy Lass here last month but should have come on for the run though third-placed Rocky Bleier made a very encouraging debut and it would be no shock if he were to reverse the form. MADAM MO has had plenty of chances but her overall form puts her in with a shout and she reappeared with a narrow defeat last season so is handed the vote.
Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, well behind Westerners Son (11-3) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Duarte Fernandes (USA) 11-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden along in 5th halfway, no impression from over 2f out, 6th of 10, 9l behind Lean And Keen (9-7) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol.
Ebadani (IRE) 2-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 3f out, closer under 2f out, 2nd 1f out, no impression on winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Catchy Lass (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Mar.
Hazel Traveller (IRE) Orpen gelding out of Misty Mountain.
Rocky Bleier 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, moderate 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, closer under 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Catchy Lass (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Mar.
Doonhamer (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened 4f out, completely tailed off, last of 12, well behind Measureofmydreams (12-0) at Navan 2m N H flat in Mar.
Madam Mo (IRE) 7-4fav (8-9) Chased leaders, improved to lead after 3f, challenged 2f out and soon ridden, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Late Rosebud (9-0) at Listowel 7f 3yo mdn aut hvy in Sep.
New Regalia (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Prominent, 5th approaching straight, not much room briefly over 2f out, soon switched left and weakened, eased when beaten, last of 12, 34l behind Daliyan (9-9) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hvy.
Ruby Ray (IRE) Red Clubs filly out of Infozoid.
Well Hello (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, closer order halfway, pushed along in 4th approaching straight, weakened from under 2f out, 7th of 8, 37l behind Cosmic Cannonball (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks hvy.