It's a surprise to find PRECIOUS STONE in a handicap after she landed a conditions event at Dundalk as her trainer suggested she would be aimed at Pattern races. He must have been swayed by just a 3lb rise in the ratings and Connor King's claim is a massive bonus. Regulation was 7l behind the selection at Leopardstown in October but is much better off at the weights while Miracle Cure, also behind the selection that day, should be winning again soon after a couple of good runs behind Stuccodor. Croi An Or looks a big threat as he's mainly tackled better company but He's Got Rhythm is better handicapped on the all-weather.
Moran Gra (USA) 100-1 (9-4) Raced centre, tracked leader, led group 3f out, ridden 2f out, every chance, pushed right inside final furlong, no extra final 120 yards, 7th of 33, 4 1/2l behind Bronze Angel (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Croi An Or (IRE) 9-4fav (9-13) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra, 5th of 8, 2l behind Hot Bed (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Apr.
Precious Stone (IRE) 11-4 (10-0) Made all, ridden and kept on well final furlong, pressed close home, won at Dundalk 1m fll stk pol in Apr beating Typhoon Lily (9-1) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Muck 'N' brass (IRE) 2-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, travelling well in 3rd 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, kept on under hands and heels final furlong, 2nd of 3, 1l behind Akasaka (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f clm stks pol in Apr.
Parkers Mill (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no impression from 3f out, 10th of 12, 30l behind Inis Meain (9-0) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp hvy in Sep.
Vastonea (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Towards rear, some progress 3f out, ridden in moderate 7th 2f out, no impression, 6th of 13, 11l behind Offer (10-0) at Naas 1m 4f hcp hvy in Oct.
Miracle Cure (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Settled behind leaders, moderate 5th halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden and closer 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Stuccodor (9-11) at Tipperary 7f stks hvy.
Regulation (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on outer, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 2nd 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Hot Bed (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Apr.
Sadler's Mark 12-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, 11th early, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 11th of 16, 7l behind Precious Stone (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp sft in Oct.
Otto The Great 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 11th of 13, 10l behind Strait Of Zanzibar (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Apr.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, switched right just over 1f out to challenge, kept on under pressure to lead final 100 yards, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-80 pol in Apr beating Eastern Rules (9-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Castle Bar Sling (USA) 11-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, 10th early, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 12th of 16, 9l behind Precious Stone (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp sft in Oct.