Cairdin has been in action over fences during the winter and this is likely to prove too short. Rae's Creek was twice beaten when a short-priced favourite over this trip last summer and doesn't look one to trust but Toe The Line began her career by landing a Listowel bumper in September and performed with credit in much better races subsequently. John Oxx never really got going last season but he's on the scoresheet already this campaign and CASTLE OF ARGH should have made enough progress over the winter to take this. Jim Bolger would hardly be keeping a four-year-old unraced filly in training unless she was thought capable of winning so Cosmic Cannonball is one to note in the betting.
Cairdin (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Led, headed after 7f, 2nd halfway, pushed along 5f out, ridden in 6th 4f out, no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 17l behind Pique Sous (9-11) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Feb '13.
Nareusya (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden entering straight, kept on one paced from 2f out, 8th of 14, 15l behind Total Reality (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Castle Of Argh (USA) 5-2 (9-5) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead 2f out, joined 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind High Net Worth (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Cliff House (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Chased clear leader in mid-division halfway, moderate 5th entering straight and no extra under 2f out, 9th of 14, 16l behind Mckinley (9-5) at Curragh 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Oct.
Rae's Creek 6-4fav (9-5) Soon led, raced keenly and clear before halfway, reduced advantage entering straight and headed under 2f out, soon no extra and weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 10l behind Mckinley (9-5) at Curragh 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Oct.
Keith's Delight (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) In rear, some progress in straight and 9th 1f out, under pressure and kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 5l behind Carvelas (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Jan.
Toe The Line (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Towards rear, headway 3f out, went 5th 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 16, 6l behind Shesafoxylady (11-9) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) in Nov.
Well Hello (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt and in rear, checked on bend after 2f, no impression from halfway, never a factor, 12th of 14, 24l behind Breathe Easy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Cosmic Cannonball (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Uimhir A Haon.