Khelino stepped up to this trip for the first time two weeks ago and came with a storming run to catch Coppertop close home. A 7lb rise looks a bit excessive though he should go well again. Confident Cub made his debut on this track but his later runs have been on soft ground and he looked on the upgrade at Roscommon last time. Elusive Express is very consistent but has only won once and was beaten by CRISTY'S CALL over the C&D three weeks ago. The winner was having just his seventh career start on that occasion and with more to come can defy a 6lb rise with Ian Brennan's claim a major bonus. Clare Harrier hadn't shown much for a very long time before a cracking effort over the C&D earlier this month and a similar run would see him in the firing line. House Limit looks best of the remainder.
Khelino (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway under 2f out, ridden into 7th 1f out, ran on final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol beating Coppertop (9-0) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Big Typhoon (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 9th of 14, 5l behind The Reek (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Celticnama (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Soon towards rear, wide straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 9, 19l behind Qasser (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Confident Cub (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, progress into straight, soon 4th, challenged and every chance final furlong, kept on without matching winner close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Dusty Trail (9-10) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 47-70 hvy in Oct.
Richelieu 6-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 9l behind My Good Brother (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Elusive Express (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Soon prominent, not match winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace under pressure, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Cristy's Call (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Cristy's Call (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Waited with, got in the clear and closed from over 1f out, strong run to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol beating Elusive Express (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
House Limit (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on inner, 7th halfway, 4th early straight, ridden and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Sharp And Smart (9-0) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in May.
Sassaway (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th halfway, no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 9l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Clare Harrier (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Waited with, progress to chase leaders from 2f out, challenged inside final furlong, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 14, nk behind Wild China (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Magic Crystal (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 9l behind Khelino (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Aaronkayzo (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 19l behind Foot Soldier (9-0) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn sft in Sep '11.
All Silver (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 8l behind My Good Brother (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Sophies Echo (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Led, headed after 2f, 4th halfway, 2nd 3f out, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra, 7th of 14, 7l behind Stronger Than Me (9-6) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Whatever It Takes (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 10l behind Parramatta (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (55-70) (3yo+) pol in Oct.
Golan Heights (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching straight, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Cristy's Call (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Samollie (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders early, soon mid-division, not much room and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 10th of 14, 5l behind Wild China (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.