Tommy Stack won this a year ago but Fine Cut hasn't really been showing enough pace to suggest a repeat, even in this lowly grade. Count Of Carabass has run his best races over the track and trip and was in front of Shinyhappyjohn over an extra furlong three weeks ago. The pair of them should get into the mix under 10lb claiming riders but Go Placidly may just need the run on his return after a break. EVER YOURS was tried over a mile in December but did better when dropping to this trip earlier this month and was beaten less than two lengths by Boughtforasong. She's been dropped a couple of pounds and gets the vote in a poor contest.
Go Placidly (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd halfway, 2nd over 2f out, kept on under pressure, no extra final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 4l behind Azurite (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Fine Cut (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Chased leaders on outer, ridden 3f out, 6th 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 8, 8l behind Master Of Time (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Jan.
Passified Lady (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Reared up in stalls, took keen hold, short of room briefly early and soon towards rear, trailing in last after 2f, no danger 2f out, 6th of 7, 12l behind Political Policy (9-2) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Count Of Carabass (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division and 6th halfway, ridden under 2f out and 5th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Fix It (8-11) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp pol.
Shinyhappyjohn 14-1 (9-4) Settled in mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden under 2f out and no impression 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Fix It (8-11) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp pol.
Ever Yours (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Towards rear, 11th and ridden entering straight, kept on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Boughtforasong (8-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Conocedor (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Mid-division and ran freely, 6th halfway, ridden under 2f out and 7th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Boughtforasong (8-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Erwhons Gift (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, pulled hard, weakening when hampered over 2f out, last of 8, 34l behind Mon Petit Secret (8-1) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Alanna Bheag (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, no real progress, 7th of 12, 12l behind Emerald Breeze (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Dylan Express (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) In rear and pushed along early, no impression from halfway, last of 10, well behind Boom The Groom (9-5) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.