Final Flashback has won eight times on the Flat but almost all on fast ground. Frozen North has yet to win a race but will enjoy the conditions and finished runner-up when last seen over hurdles here in November. South South West finished a close third behind Speed Dial in this a year ago and is on a 5lb lower mark so should go well though NEOPHILIA and Cest Notre Gris, who occupied the places behind shock winner Bertimont at Leopardstown last week, have fitness on their side and the former can confirm the form as she was making her seasonal debut, unlike her rival. All About Alfie hasn't had much racing for his age and a recent run at Dundalk should have put him straight so he's one to keep an eye on.
Final Flashback (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Led, pressed halfway, ridden 2f out, headed entering straight, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Strandfield Lady (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f stks 0-80 in Jul.
Lethal Weapon (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders and 9th halfway, no impression over 1f out and eased when beaten inside final furlong, 13th of 22, 9l behind Ancient Sands (10-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Money Spider (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Towards rear and pushed along before halfway, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 8th of 11, 17l behind Amber Romance (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f stks 0-75 hvy.
Neophilia (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, ran freely, ridden early straight and led over 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Bertimont (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp in Mar.
Cest Notre Gris (IRE) 16-1 (7-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden early straight and challenged 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Bertimont (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp in Mar.
Frozen North (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Soon a long way off the pace in mid-division, poor 9th before halfway, no extra and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 8th of 16, 14l behind Quick Jack (9-0) at Navan 1m 5f hcp sft in Oct.
Calgacus (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Led, headed before halfway, disputed lead again halfway, soon ridden and weakened, last of 14, 30l behind King Of Oriel (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
South South West (IRE) 9-2 (9-13) Took keen hold in mid-division, ridden entering straight, weakened from 2f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 14, 13l behind Cristy's Call (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
All About Alfie (IRE) 5-2fav (9-10) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Zambezi Tiger (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Dragon Fei (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 39l behind Sian Gwalia (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Ibsen (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Settled towards rear, progress approaching straight and ridden to go 3rd under 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, edged left under pressure and challenged final 100 yards, just failed, 2nd of 11, ns behind Black Spot On (8-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 47-75 hvy.
Lioneer (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 3f out, 11th of 13, 28l behind Catchy Lass (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Mar.