Stoichkhov was gaining his first-ever success over the track and earlier this month and a 5lb rise shouldn't be a problem with Luke Demspey able to claim 7lb. Runner-up Pivotal Rock was unable to find the pace to get his head in front but BEART, who is only 3lb higher than for his only victory here a year ago, wasn't too far behind and gets the vote as Jim Bolger had four winners at the Curragh on Sunday. Solid Air ran well behind Esytopolishdimond last time though his last victory was over 1m3f here. Kalacan had some smart form last summer but has never won on Polytrack in 17 starts.
Romantic (IRE) 13-8fav (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 24l behind Mazij (9-9) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Pivotal Rock (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Mid-division, closer in 6th entering straight, soon ridden, 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Stoichkhov (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Samollie (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride and held up in rear, never a factor, 11th of 13, 8l behind Gold Falcon (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Beart (IRE) 9-2fav (9-10) Chased leaders, 4th entering straight, soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Stoichkhov (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Black N Brew (USA) 7-2 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th entering straight, no impression, 6th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Fairylike (9-2) at Dundalk 1m app hcp pol.
The Reek 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, led briefly over 1f out, soon headed and no extra inside final furlong, weakened (finished 9th and placed 8th), 8th of 13, 6l behind Gold Falcon (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Coco Bella (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and no impression straight, 8th of 14, 5l behind Esytopolishadimond (9-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Made all, ridden and clear 2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol beating Pivotal Rock (9-10) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Indiana Charmer (USA) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, no extra, 9th of 14, 7l behind Shabra Emperor (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Jeangeorges (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Mid-division and took keen hold early, 9th entering straight, soon ridden and weakened, last of 13, 13l behind Stoichkhov (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, close 7th and short of room on inner 2f out, checked and badly hampered 1 1/2f out, unable to find racing room, eased final furlong, 12th of 14, 9l behind Slipper Orchid (9-9) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Richelieu 16-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden 3f out, no impression straight, 9th of 12, 9l behind Sophies Echo (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Solid Air 9-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden in 10th 2f out, closer in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Esytopolishadimond (9-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Kalacan (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden into 7th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Toufan Express (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.