Solid Air appeared to need every yard of the 1m3f when scoring here last March and may find this on the short side. SAMOLLIE is ideally at home over the trip and had the pace to score over 7f last month so he should prove good enough in a weak handicap. Alvar is another who can be relied on to do his best over the distance and looks well enough handicapped but Matjar has yet to find his form this season. Black N Brew has won just once from 25 starts on the surface and Hootie has never reached a place here.
Solid Air 16-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden and disputed lead briefly 2f out, soon weakened quickly, 11th of 14, 9l behind Golden Shoe (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Dec.
Matjar (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and no extra entering straight, 10th of 14, 9l behind Shukhov (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Dec.
Samollie (IRE) 3-1fav (9-12) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed and no extra from 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 5l behind Sweet Annathea (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Toufan Express 16-1 (9-9) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 14, 7l behind Doonard Prince (8-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Perfect Surprise (IRE) 66-1 (9-9) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 25l behind Kharezi (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol.
Jackie Tyrrell (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, headway in 8th 2f out, ridden in 7th and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 10l behind Lily Of Kenmare (9-1) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Smoke Charger (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 8l behind Great Soprano (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Alvar (USA) 4-1 (9-2) Waited with, switched wide 2f out, no impression and kept on from 1f out, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Sweet Annathea (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Black N Brew (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 14, 6l behind Dimitar (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Hootie (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Soon tracked leaders, no extra under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 8l behind Curl Cat (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Baffles Brains (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Dwelt, never better than mid-division, 8th of 14, 8l behind Balmont Flyer (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Lady Renata (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, weakened, last of 11, 23l behind Richelieu (8-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
The Tally Ho Kid (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Soon in rear, ridden into 5th over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 14l behind Hurricane Ridge (9-0) at Killarney 1m 2yo mdn gd in Aug '11.