Maudlin Magdalen is upped in trip off a 7lb higher mark on her return as she attempts to complete a four-timer. Egyptian Warrior won his maiden over 1m4f in testing ground and is facing different conditions here while prolific course winner Shake The Bucket looks high enough in the weights at present. Eighteen Summers and Long Journey Home are inconsistent and Strait Of Zanzibar has yet to win over further than 7f. CATCHY LASS went close over track and trip before scoring over 1m4f here last month with subsequent winner Rocky Bleier back in third. She gets a tentative vote to go in again on the strength of that form.
Long Journey Home (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Soon led and clear, reduced lead 4f out, headed 2f out, weakened and dropped behind final furlong, eased, last of 11, 25l behind Cardinal Palace (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Oct.
Egyptian Warrior (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 21st of 30, 19l behind Montefeltro (9-4) at Curragh 2m hcp gd in Oct.
Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Soon led, asserted under pressure 1f out, lost balance a bit briefly 100yds out, stayed on well, won at Killarney 1m hcp gd in Aug beating Cairdiuil (8-11) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden entering straight and no extra from 2f out, 9th of 11, 18l behind Carried (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Feb.
Eighteen Summers (USA) 11-2 (9-9) Soon towards rear, 13th and no impression into straight, 12th of 14, 19l behind Stony Grey (8-10) at Listowel 1m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.
Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, weakened, 7th of 8, 5l behind Our Manekineko (9-5) at Dundalk 1m stks 0-85 pol.
Zeftan (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Raced in 9th, ridden and some progress in 8th over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 10l behind Amber Romance (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f stks 0-75 hvy.
Catchy Lass (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Mid-division, moderate 6th halfway, ridden into 5th 2f out and soon closer, stayed on to lead over 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Mar beating Ebadani (9-4) by 4l, 13 ran.
Light Storm Cass (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened, 16th of 17, 28l behind Hazariban (9-2) at Navan 1m 5f hcp sft.