Camakasi improved as last year went on and his three final runs on this track suggested he will be winning soon. Dixie Highway has shown nothing but Eloge will have come on for her run behind Prince Of All a fortnight ago. That winner is trained by Paul Deegan, who won this last year and has his string in tremendous form. Tonight's representative BINT DANDY took a long time to warm up on her debut last month but stayed on nicely when getting the hang of things and can continue the stable's superb run. Johnny Murtagh's newcomer Jocular is the third foal of a mare who has produced two winners already including the useful Lolly For Dolly so he's greatly respected.
Camakasi (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden into 7th 1 1/2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Azurite (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Dixie Highway (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, never a factor, 8th of 10, 17l behind Yes I Am (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Feb.
Jocular Champs Elysees colt out of Heart Stopping.
Les Darcy 33-1 (8-9) Slowly away and in rear, weakened from 2f out, last of 10, 21l behind Yes I Am (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Feb.
Bint Dandy (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden in 9th approaching straight, 7th over 1f out and kept on well inside final furlong to go 3rd on line, 3rd of 10, 9l behind American Girl (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Feb.
Eloge (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Slowly away and in rear, some progress early straight and 7th over 1f out, kept on without troubling leaders, 5th of 10, 13l behind Prince Of All (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol.