KHYBER PASS has been showing plenty of dash and was only caught in the dying strides over the C&D three weeks ago by Rummaging. He's not well drawn but his early pace can take him into a commanding lead and he can go one better. Farmleigh House suffered in the weights for his two victories at the turn of the year but continues to perform with credit and should be in the shake-up. Almadaa beat Calm Bay a length here last month but never really got into the action on his follow-up attempt. He has the inside berth here and should make his presence felt along with Mountain Coral, who is slowly dropping to a winnable mark. Greek Canyon's high draw is a negative though he's a speedy performer who is expected to go well.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Soon led, headed and dropped to 3rd over 1f out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Arbitrageur (8-4) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Luisant 10-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, progress on outer over 3f out, 5th into straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, no extra close home, 7th of 10, 8l behind Lady Wingshot (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f Listed stks (1) sft.
Oor Jock (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Balmont Mast (9-11) at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol in Oct.
Farmleigh House (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Soon tracked leaders, challenged and on terms from over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, headed near finish, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Arbitrageur (8-4) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Greek Canyon (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 7l behind Faleena (8-6) at Bellewstown 5f 3yo hcp hvy in Jul.
Almadaa 8-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 6l behind Arbitrageur (8-4) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Knock Stars (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, dropped to 8th 1f out, a bit short of room and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 5l behind Arbitrageur (8-4) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Copper Dock (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Waited with, ridden into 9th 1f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Arbitrageur (8-4) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Calm Bay (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Prominent early, soon mid-division, dropped towards rear and no extra 1f out, 13th of 14, 6l behind Arbitrageur (8-4) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Mountain Coral (IRE) 14-1 (7-11) Mid-division, ridden into 5th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Arbitrageur (8-4) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Strike Action 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden and weakened from 2f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Lady Wingshot (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f Listed stks (1) sft.
Khyber Pass 5-1 (9-5) Soon led, attempted to assert from over 1f out, caught near finish, 2nd of 13, hd behind Rummaging (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol.
Dotada (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Via Ballycroy (8-9) at Dundalk 7f Fillies Handicap (60-100) (3yo+) pol in Oct.
Lake George (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Soon mid-division, 9th early, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 5l behind Maude Adams (9-5) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.
Tornadodancer (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Towards rear early, mid-division and ridden halfway, soon weakened, 15th of 16, 28l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp in Sep.