Fred Winter Hurdle runner-up Edeymi has had three runs on the Flat and finished second in them all. He hasn't been in the best of form over timber but this isn't the toughest of races. Manuka was a bit disappointing over the C&D last week though he didn't get the clearest of runs and should be in the shake-up while Zip Wire benefited from the step-up in trip when runner-up to Miss Forde in November. SOMEWHERE makes a belated racecourse debut and she needn't be a world-beater to make a successful start. She's by Dalakhani out of a mare from a high-class family of middle-distance performers and is given the vote.
Absolutlyfantastic 8-1 (9-8) Waited with towards rear, closer in 8th approaching straight where raced wide, kept on same pace under pressure from 1 1/2f out, 9th of 14, 5l behind Benbecula (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Edeymi (IRE) (9-2) 2nd of 15, shd behind Salvador (9-2) at Clairefontaine(FR) 1m 6f stk sft in Aug '11.
I Hear A Symphony (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden into 6th 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 6l behind Lily Of Kenmare (9-1) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Marlay Park (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden in 8th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 18l behind Cul Baire (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 6f mdn stks gs in Sep.
Raise The Beat 7-1 (9-10) Waited with in mid-division, closer in 5th into straight where wide, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 6th of 14, 6l behind Johann Bach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Dec.
Sterling Cooper (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Led, headed and no extra from 2f out, 11th of 14, 22l behind Johann Bach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Dec.
Baby Jake (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 13, 9l behind Great Soprano (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Manuka (IRE) 2-1fav (11-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Gretzky (10-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-75) (4yo+) pol.
Zip Wire (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, 6th approaching straight, ridden in pursuit of winner but no impression 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Miss Forde (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
No Ones Perfect (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, 43l behind City Slicker (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec.
Tortueuse (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Close up and soon led, ridden approaching straight, headed and no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Benbecula (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Somewhere Dalakhani filly out of Quest For Eternity.