Strategic Heights finally opened his account when scoring over track and trip last week. The handicapper must have been impressed having burdened John Feane's charge with a 19lb hike in the weights to contend with and preference is for ABILITY N DELIVERY. The latter was competing against much better rivals when fifth here on his first start since 2012 and can confirm running with Under Review in the process of landing this. The drop back to 5f doesn't look ideal for Regal Power and Musselburgh winner Kano's Girl is preferred on her first start for a new yard.
Regal Power 9-1 (9-0) Rear, behind after 2f, ridden and no impression 2f out, 8th of 9, 6l behind Victor's Beach (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Jan.
Ability N Delivery 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 2nd 2f out, 2nd 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Sylvan Mist (9-5) at Dundalk 5f hcap pol in Jan.
Strategic Heights (IRE) 2-1fav (8-13) Broke well and made all, ridden clear from 2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Dundalk 5f hcp 47-65 pol beating Catwilldo (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Under Review (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, headway on inner entering straight, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sylvan Mist (9-5) at Dundalk 5f hcap pol in Jan.
Kano's Ghirl (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 8, 9l behind One Boy (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.