Noble Call has a chance here on his best form and drops to a more suitable distance. Quill And Vellum is another with claims and he clearly found 1m4f too far when sent off favourite at Wexford in August. But we'll take a chance on ONLY EXCEPTION, who tackles good ground for the first time. Her half-sister, Solar Spirit, was best on a quicker surface and Mick Grassick's filly could find further improvement now fitted with headgear. Solar Heat may be the pick of the remainder but this handicap lacks strength in depth overall.
Black Belt (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Mid-division early, dropped towards rear 4f out, no extra, 9th of 10, 29l behind Placere (10-8) at Curragh 1m 4f Ladies Handicap (60-100) (3yo+) sft in Jul.
Wild China (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Soon chased leaders, ridden approaching straight, no extra 1 1/2f out, eased when beaten, 13th of 14, 8l behind Bualadh Croi (8-7) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Mar.
Noble Call (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, dropped to rear entering straight and no extra, 17th of 18, 41l behind King Of Aran (11-3) at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) in Sep.
Quill And Vellum (IRE) 4-1fav (9-8) Towards rear, ridden into 7th 3f out, no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 14l behind Sheilas Wish (9-2) at Wexford 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
On The Loose (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, ridden approaching straight and no extra from 2f out, 13th of 14, 22l behind Regal Warrior (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Solar Heat (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, weakened 3f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind Bensoon (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Only Exception (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced in 2nd, disputed lead halfway, headed 2f out, soon outpaced, no extra from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 13l behind Euphrasia (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f fll mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Killena Boy (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Prominent, 4th 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, 14th of 16, 20l behind Apache Gold (8-3) at Gowran Park 1m app hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.
Wagadoogoochoochoo (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division, ridden from 3f out, no impression straight, 11th of 13, 8l behind Stoichkhov (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Can We Dare (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 13, 7l behind Clare Harrier (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Crowned Supreme (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Always towards rear, weakened from 3f out, last of 14, 30l behind Esytopolishadimond (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Enough Is Enough (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride and held up, 9th and effort entering straight, no impression, 9th of 14, 10l behind Daisy Mountain (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Oct.
Painted Fingers (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, not clear run 2f out, checked again inside final furlong, no impression, 8th of 15, 7l behind Knights Templar (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Oct.
Rockin N Reelin (USA) 20-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression entering straight, 8th of 14, 7l behind Esytopolishadimond (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
The Alarm Clock (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 11th of 14, 13l behind Atmospheric High (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Ros Cuire (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, last of 9, 12l behind Blue Noodles (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Badger Daly (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, no impression, 6th of 14, 7l behind Beat The Ballot (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Dec.