ELUSIVE IN PARIS won a C&D handicap in October before a very good run over a furlong shorter from a 5lb higher mark. He has an absence to overcome but should be up to gaining his second victory. Eddie Lynam complicates matters by saddling both Choral Society and Dimitar. The latter has never raced beyond 6f but ran well on his return following a long break here last month and should improve. Choral Society landed a minor event over the C&D in November and may just have needed the run behind Kedelston here a fortnight ago when Celtic Crystal was behind.
Choral Society (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Kedleston (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol.
Vassaria (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) With leader and keen, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, ridden well over 1 fout, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 6l behind Strictly Silver (8-7) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Dimitar (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, switched in 4th 2f out, soon ridden, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Harry Trotter (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Jan.
Elusive In Paris (IRE) 10-3 (9-3) Tracked leaders, 4th early straight, headway under pressure to challenge inside final furlong, no impression closing stages, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind She's My Dandy (9-4) at Dundalk 6f 2yo hcp 50-75 pol in Oct.
Mr Lando 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 12th of 14, 14l behind Backbench Blues (8-11) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Sep.
Roman Locket (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 12th of 14, 9l behind Banner Road (8-8) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol in Dec.
Celtic Crystal (IRE) 33-1 (7-11) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, last of 6, 6l behind Kedleston (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol.
Samollie (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chase dleaders, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd soon after, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 11l behind Luctor Emergo (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.