Desiderata got his reward for some decent efforts when scoring here a month ago and though 5lb higher is progressing quickly enough to make his presence felt. Toccata Blue won a maiden over 7f here last week when Sylvan Mist, who runs in the opener, was third. That didn't look the strongest of maidens and Ger Lyons' charge will do well to follow up on his handicap debut. Cappadocia has joined Seamus Fahey from Mick Channon and doesn't look overburdened despite top weight. He scored twice at Kempton in the autumn and has to be respected but it's SENYUMAN who is handed the vote. She's shown a little ability in three maidens on the track and makes her handicap debut from what looks a reasonable mark.
Cappadocia (IRE) 3-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Secretinthepark (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 7-4 (9-5) Always prominent, 3rd 2f out, soon ridden in 2nd, stayed on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol beating Eusepio (9-5) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Elusive Heir (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 10l behind Toccata Blue (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol.
Senyuman (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 7l behind Machete Mark (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol.
Desiderata (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, ridden into 6th 1f out, ran on well final furlong to lead last 50 yards, won at Dundalk 1m 2yo hcp pol in Dec beating Sherzam (9-3) by 1l, 9 ran.
Beau Sakhee 5-1 (9-6) Tracked leading pair, lost place 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, last of 9, 10l behind Flying Tempo (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Relay 66-1 (8-11) Mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Fighter Squadron (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Sep.
Our Manekineko 100-1 (9-5) Chased leaders early, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, last of 12, 26l behind Galileo Rock (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gs in Aug.