This can go to CATCHY LASS, who attempted to make all over the track and trip three weeks ago but couldn't handle easy winner Hareth though she comfortably held off the remainder who included the outsider Breathe Easy and the disappointing favourite Sceilg. The latter was well below her best and would win this on her earlier form but has now had 13 starts without success. Papaya made a fair debut here a year ago but proved costly later and was a long odds-on chance when beaten at Wexford in July. Wither Hills scored over hurdles in December and like many of these could have done with a few obstacles to jump.
Overlander (IRE) Traditionally gelding out of Sigourney.
Pipe Band (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden entering straight, moderate 5th 2f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 10l behind Undecided (9-2) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol.
Too Straight (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Mid-division, slight mistake and ridden 3 out, no extra before 2 out, 13th of 17, 47l behind Sea Beat (10-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.
Village Outlaw (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Waited with, 9th early, no impression and kept on same pace from over 4f out, 8th of 12, well behind Rathvinden (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f ldy N H flat gf in Jun.
Wither Hills (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, some progress on inner straight, no extra from after 2 out, 13th of 14, 42l behind Glen Beg (9-12) at Naas 2m hcp hdl sft in Jan.
Big Tony (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, never a factor, no impression straight, 15th of 18, 29l behind Tonabrocky (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn in Oct.
Breathe Easy (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, soon chased leaders, 6th over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 8, 7l behind Hareth (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Chinanigans (IRE) Chineur gelding out of Vinesgrove.
Catchy Lass (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Led early, close up, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Hareth (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Led, ridden entering straight, headed 1 1/2f out and dropped to 3rd, kept on one paced final furlong, 3rd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Defining Year (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f 4yo stk pol.
Well Hello (IRE) Manduro mare out of Road Harbour.
Papaya (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, weakened quickly, 12th of 14, 20l behind Wexford Opera (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Sep.
Rhians Hope (IRE) Clodovil filly out of Princess Lauren.
Sceilg (IRE) 6-4fav (8-7) Soon led, headed over 2f out, soon no impression and weakened from 1f out, 6th of 8, 13l behind Hareth (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Luso's Way (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th 3f out, 6th 2f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 17l behind Shield (9-12) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Jan.
Duarte Fernandes (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th and pushed along halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, weakened, last of 11, 14l behind Overland Express (9-0) at Cork 1m 1f mdn stks sft in Jun.
Bumble Bee Slim 14-1 (8-2) Prominent, improved to lead briefly and ridden over 2f out, headed 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 9l behind Pivot Bridge (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.