Despite his age, PATROLMAN has had just the six starts on the Flat. He opened his account over a slightly shorter trip here last week and has enough scope to confirm superiority with Lord Kenmare, General Bunching, Boronia and Coach Bombay. Zambezi Tiger returned a shock 66/1 winner here last month with Armed Guard a couple of lengths behind. The former will find this tougher off a 6lb higher mark and Palace Art could prove a bigger threat off her current mark having posted a better effort over track and trip on her on her recent comeback.
Patrolman (USA) 5-1fav (9-4) Always prominent, ridden in 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol beating Calle Aneto (8-12) by hd, 14 ran.
Whatever It Takes (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along and no extra early straight, 10th of 12, 11l behind Traveller's Tales (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Nov.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 6-1 (9-12) Mid-division on inner, progress on inner entering straight, ridden in 6th 2f out, closer 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Patrolman (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
First Friday (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, behind when eased final furlong, last of 14, 19l behind Zambezi Tiger (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Melanippe (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, dropped to 3rd 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind At Boolavogue (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f pol in Oct.
General Bunching (USA) 5-1fav (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 4th of 14, 1/2l behind Patrolman (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Palace Art (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden 2f out, some late progress final furlong, never nearer, 9th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Waving (10-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Zambezi Tiger (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Mid-division, headway entering straight, ridden in 6th 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar beating Doux Douce (9-1) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Armed Guard (IRE) 4-1fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden into 9th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 7l behind Faranadooney (8-9) at Dundalk 2m hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Age Of Glory 25-1 (11-4) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 15l behind Digeanta (11-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gf in Jun.
Coach Bombay (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, 7th 2f out, progress into 5th 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Patrolman (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Asian Wing (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and progress entering straight, 5th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind General Bunching (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Boronia (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th on outer 3f out, soon ridden, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Patrolman (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Ancelotti (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Mid-division and 7th halfway, driven along and no impression in 8th approaching straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 23l behind Celestial Prospect (9-12) at Wexford 2m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Darraghs Day (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Finish position 10, last of 10, 20l behind First Friday (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Valley Of Stars (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division and ridden along halfway, 10th approaching straight but no impression from over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 27l behind Wyoyo (8-10) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.
Phangio (USA) 14-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 14, 12l behind Wyoyo (9-3) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 gd in Sep.