Heir To The Mint made all over the C&D a month ago, gaining his maiden success on his 16th start. A 9lb rise could prevent a follow-up as ARAGORN ICON looks ready to score again. David Marnane's charge continues to run well without quite getting there but this looks a good opportunity to get back to winning ways. Lily's Star has been staying on at one pace but is by no means out of this and Naked Cowboy produced his best run for a long time last month, though that event was over 1m3f.
Aragorn Icon (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 2f out, ridden into 2nd 1f out, no impression winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Rocky's Pride (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4yo stk pol.
Lily's Star (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 5th 1f out, no extra final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Rocky's Pride (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4yo stk pol.
Matjar (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, 20l behind Mutasareb (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Fleeting Moment (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Towards rear, some late headway into moderate 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 8l behind General Bunching (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, 8l behind Naoise (8-13) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Elusive Express (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 7l behind Naoise (8-13) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Heir To The Mint (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Soon led, ridden to assert 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan beating Knights Templar (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Kalacan (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 9th of 14, 5l behind Cailin Coillteach (8-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Kenton Street 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 13th of 14, 11l behind Naoise (8-13) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Awareness (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and no extra before straight, 11th of 14, 10l behind Naoise (8-13) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Naked Cowboy (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden into 9th 1f out, ran on well final furlong to 2nd on line, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Blue Cross Boy (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Caolan (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, improved to lead 2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 6th 1f out, weakened, 9th of 13, 9l behind Houdini Bright (8-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Jacks Law (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride and in rear, kept on same pace from 3f out, 7th of 14, 13l behind Elwazeer (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Loveisthedrug (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Soon mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 7l behind Heir To The Mint (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Nice Dream 12-1 (9-4) Towards rear early, closed approaching straight, kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out, 7th of 11, 9l behind Orpens Peach (9-8) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-60 in Jun.
Morethanafeeling (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, improved to be close up from before straight, soon no impression under pressure, 10th of 18, 11l behind Tinas Exhibition (9-3) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Tiffany's Pearl (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 5th 4f out, ridden in 8th 2f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 8th of 12, 11l behind Indian Scout (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.