Minister Of Mayhem showed the benefit of his opening effort with an eye-catching run over 7f here in October and will know much more this season. TOOREEN LEGEND looked very green on his debut but produced a fine run when staying on steadily behind Sacred Dragon and normal improvement will see him hard to beat. Pearl Of Africa showed some potential here in August and her two subsequent runs came on very heavy going. She looks the type to do better in her second campaign. Rose Angel started favourite last time after a promising run over track and trip but found the 7f too short. Zadawan and Sruthan have decent pedigrees and the market should be noted.
Better Value (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 10th of 13, 18l behind Fighter Squadron (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Sep.
Charlie Casanova 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden entering straight and no extra over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Toberton (8-6) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn clm stks pol in Feb.
Minister Of Mayhem 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, progress entering straight, ridden in 5th 2f out, ran on final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Rain God (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Oct.
Sruthan (IRE) Arakan gelding out of Giveupyeraulsins.
Tooreen Legend (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Sacred Dragon (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Feb.
Zadawan (IRE) Kheleyf colt out of Zaziyra.
Elusive Spring (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Raced in 2nd for most, struggling to get to winner from under 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Eusepio (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol.
Pearl Of Africa (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Close up and soon led and disputed, still travelling well from 2f out, headed and no extra from 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Coolibah (9-0) at Roscommon 7f 2yo fll mdn hvy in Oct.
Rose Angel (IRE) 2-1fav (8-9) Waited with, closer in 5th over 2f out, soon 4th, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 8l behind Eusepio (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol.