Saint By Day is a very consistent performer at this level nowadays and should be in the shake-up despite a big weight. First Friday didn't look at his best last week and is better than that as he showed when scoring from just 4lb lower in November. Blue Ridge Lane was caught close home over slightly further last time so this should prove ideal though he could have done without a 3lb rise in the weights. Khan Tengri, who was just behind in that latter event, has never won on the Flat nor has THAT'S OURS but Paul Hickey's charge can put matters right here. Very lightly raced for a five-year-old, he ran his best race to date behind the gambled-on Alghanem last month and a 2lb rise still keeps him on a very lenient looking mark.
Saint By Day (IRE) 11-4 (9-11) Dwelt and in rear, ridden in 7th 2f out, went 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Balmont Flyer (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
First Friday (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Towards rear early, headway halfway, 6th 4f out, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 10th of 13, 7l behind Days Ahead (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
La Oliva (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened from 2f out, 8th of 11, 12l behind Saratoga Baby (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4yo stk pol.
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final 100 yards and no extra, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Dashing Duchess (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Ahuqd (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Towards rear and pushed along from early, no impression and kept on from 2f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind Burn The Boats (9-7) at Dundalk 1m mdn clm pol.
Indian Arch (USA) 16-1 (9-12) Prominent, 3rd halfway, 5th approaching straight, soon no extra and weakened, 14th of 15, 13l behind Diamond Pro (8-10) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Strawberry Flavour (GER) 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 2l behind Days Ahead (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Back In Black (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Prominent, lost place from under 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 11th of 14, 8l behind Days Ahead (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Fleeting Moment (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 9l behind Balmont Flyer (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
That's Ours (USA) 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on without threatening easy winner, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Alghanem (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Blue Medecis (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Soon prominent, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Mount McLeod (9-3) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Khan Tengri (IRE) 8-1 (8-1) Led and disputed, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 4l behind Dashing Duchess (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Surf's Up (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 8th 2f out and no impression, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 7l behind Regal Warrior (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Whiteside (IRE) 14-1 (8-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 5l behind Days Ahead (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Sultana Belle (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, 3rd 2f out, no extra in 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 13l behind Knockcroghery (9-13) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.
Casimir Road (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra entering straight, 11th of 14, 21l behind Call Me Bubbles (9-0) at Galway 1m 4f stks sft in Aug.