Fairylike has gone over the ratings band after being raised 2lb for her recent success which came over a mile, a massive drop from her previous run over double that distance. After several near-misses, MONA BROWN finally came good in a maiden in November and was tackling a handicap for the first time when beaten the following month. The lack of a recent run won't be a problem and she looks another for the Bolger yard. Wrekin Rock was having only his second start on the surface when scoring last week when General Bunching, who wasn't far behind, was conceding 4lb. Lonan made a promising debut in November and put the experience to good use a month when landing a course and distance maiden easier than the narrow margin suggests. Night Glimmer is from a yard who can get one ready and the betting should be monitored for clues.
Wrekin Rock (IRE) 4-1 (8-4) Rear of mid-division, progress into 3rd and ridden 2f out, soon 2nd, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol beating Long Journey Home (8-11) by nk, 10 ran.
Lonan (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, 7th approaching straight, 5th from 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to get on top closing stages, won at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol beating Zeftan (9-7) by nk, 11 ran.
Raydari (FR) 7-2fav (9-8) Chased leaders in 5th, improved under pressure to challenge and dispute lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 14, hd behind Shake The Bucket (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Traveller's Tales 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 15l behind Salam Alaykum (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol in Feb.
Barberton (USA) 11-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division, 8th early, headway 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 9l behind Lonan (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
General Bunching (USA) 8-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Wrekin Rock (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol.
Scary Movie (IRE) 7-4fav (10-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 12, 5l behind Arabela (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Spring Up (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened, last of 13, 22l behind Creek Falcon (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep.
Fairylike (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) In rear early, rapid progress into 2nd after 2f, ridden and disputed lead under 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, edged ahead near line, won at Dundalk 1m app hcp pol beating Bualadh Croi (9-4) by hd, 7 ran.
Mona Brown (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Soon mid-division, progress going okay under 2f out, kept on without threatening under pressure from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Hes Our Music (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Dec.
Night Glimmer (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened from 2f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Atmospheric High (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol in Dec.