ATTICUS FINCH didn't quite last home over a mile here early this month and then stayed on strongly over 6f a week later. This 7f should prove ideal and he can gain his first success. Roman General ran in two strong Leopardstown maidens before starting favourite here in September. He couldn't go the early pace that day but stayed on well and may be better suited by a mile. Asteroid Belt ran reasonably well over the C&D last month but may do better in handicaps so Tigresa may prove more of a threat as she ran well for a long way over 1m1f at Wolverhampton a couple of weeks ago.
Asteroid Belt (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 9th entering straight, no impression, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Captain Joy (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Atticus Finch (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden over 2f out, stayed on into 2nd 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong to press winner close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Harry Trotter (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol.
Buachaill Tapa (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 7th of 8, 23l behind Muck'n'brass (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol.
Honourable Emperor (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 7l behind Slade Power (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
July Revolution (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 24l behind Muck'n'brass (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol.
Roman General (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 7th on outer halfway, some headway to go 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Katevan (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Sep.
Zaroud (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 9l behind Captain Joy (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Tigresa (IRE) 11-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and soon in touch, headway to 4th 3f out, staying on same pace when switched right over 1f out, 6th of 9, 6l behind Frosty Berry (8-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.