CALIFORNIA ROSE gained her first all-weather victory last week when getting up on the line to catch Atlas Peak and, with just a 3lb rise to contend with she's taken to complete a quick double. Stynes has been threatening to win for some time but hasn't quite managed it yet and keeps going up in the weights. Clare Harrier was in tremendous form at this time a year ago and will be better for last week's reappearance, his first run since May. Golan Heights is running well enough to get involved though a strike-rate of 1-46 is off-putting but Settle For Red is better than he showed last time where he pulled much too hard in the lead.
Clare Harrier (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 9l behind Little Arrows (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f stks 0-70 pol.
Stynes (IRE) 9-4 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden in close 5th 2f out, went 3rd 1 1/2f out, close 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind Little Arrows (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f stks 0-70 pol.
California Rose 5-1 (9-11) In rear, pushed along and trailing in last after 2f, in touch in 9th and ridden entering straight, 8th 2f out, 7th when switched to outer over 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong to lead at line, won at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol beating Atlas Peak (9-5) by shd, 11 ran.
Settle For Red (IRE) 2-1fav (8-13) Led, drifted left on to rail after 1 1/2f, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 12l behind Timjoe (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Dancingwithangels (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Miller Beach (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Bog War (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, headway into 5th after halfway and pushed along approaching straight, no impression from 1f out and kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 3l behind Street Party (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol in Nov.
Golan Heights (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on to press winner inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 13, hd behind Mosman Park (8-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Black N Brew (USA) 25-1 (9-1) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 9th of 13, 2l behind Mosman Park (8-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Clonsilla Fath (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 4f out, 6th 3f out, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 15th of 17, 21l behind Melanippe (8-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Lilly The Lioness (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Finish position 9, 9th of 10, 7l behind First Friday (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Shahrafi (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, a little short of room approaching straight, soon dropped behind and eased, last of 12, 49l behind Habesh (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
The Frog Prince (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Chased leader, hampered after 1 1/2f, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 14, 14l behind Timjoe (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Try Freedom (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, slightly hampered and bumped 2f out, ridden into 9th 1f out, no impression final furlong, 10th of 14, 8l behind Miller Beach (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Just Nora (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division early, closer in 5th before halfway, 4th approaching straight, no impression and kept on one pace from 2f out, 5th of 13, 12l behind Deep Speed (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol.
Badger Daly (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led after 2f, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed under 2f out, soon 3rd, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Our Manekineko (10-0) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol.
Amazing Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, kept on one pace without threatening, 14th of 30, 7l behind C'est Ma Souer (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp gd in Oct.
Boronia (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, moderate 11th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace in moderate 9th from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 21l behind Deep Speed (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol.