Noble Call has the form to land this and ran very well behind easy winner Fairy Court last week but he's now had 32 career starts without winning and can hardly be trusted. General Bunching has been running poorly but he's won twice around here which, in the context of this event, puts him in the picture. Shabra Emperor is the other course and distance winner in the line-up and isn't badly treated, despite a big weight, but Clare Harrier's two track victories have been over a mile. Winning hurdler Toretto has had very little experience around here and The Frog Prince is still a maiden after 24 starts. A chance is taken on THEFIDDLEROFDUNEEN, another maiden who is slightly better off for a narrow defeat by General Bunching last season and open to more improvement.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 25-1 (7-9) Chased leaders, close up after 3f, led after 4f, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 10th of 13, 8l behind Senyuman (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol.
Toretto (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Led early, prominent, dropped to 5th and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Habesh (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Clare Harrier (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Soon mid-division, 9th early, no impression from under 2f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Bog War (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Golden Silence (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden approaching straight and no threat from 2f out, 19th of 22, 12l behind Ancient Sands (10-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
General Bunching (USA) 14-1 (9-12) Dwelt and reminder early, towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 10th of 14, 18l behind Banker Burke (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Going Grey (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Led, joined approaching straight and headed over 2f out, no extra and weakened, last of 5, 38l behind Marchese Marconi (11-3) at Wexford 2m am stks (4yo+) gd in Aug.
Noble Call (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased clear leader, moderate 7th halfway, ridden to go 3rd over 1f out, kept on into 2nd final furlong but no impression on easy winner, 2nd of 14, 9l behind Fairy Court (8-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Noverre Princess (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 13l behind Armed Guard (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
The Frog Prince (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, checked and stumbled early, not much room on inner over 4f out, switched left to inner 2f out, 4th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 3l behind Bog War (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Thefiddlerofduneen (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and strongly pressed over 2f out, headed under 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Flawless Filly (9-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Horsewithnoname (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Rear of mid-division on outer, headway from 4f out, ridden in 4th 2f out, close 2nd over 1f out, no extra under 1f out, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Tetard (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
She's A Queen (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) 12th of 14, 17l behind Asian Wing (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec '12.
Beau Sakhee 25-1 (8-6) Led early, headed after 2f, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Misty Lane (9-12) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.