Marias Dream has won five times in her career but would be scoring from her highest ever mark if taking this and may just be in the grip of the handicapper. CELTIC DANE, who has generally competed at a higher level than this, has slipped to an interesting mark and made a promising return when third to Worldly Wise at Tipperary. Toraidhe, who finished runner-up, had the benefit of a previous run and may not be capable of confirming the form. Banna Boirche has been in cracking form at Dundalk but has never shown the same level on turf and is 22lbs higher than when runner-up at Killarney in July.
Copper Dock (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Settled in rear of mid-division, smooth headway between horses from early straight to lead 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f Ext hcp pol in Nov beating Tellelle (8-1) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Palazzone (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Never a factor, behind from 3f out, eased final furlong, tailed off, last of 22, well behind Big Robert (8-0) at Curragh 1m hcp 0-105 sft in Mar.
Toraidhe (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Close 2nd, ridden to challenge 3f out, led early straight, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Worldly Wise (9-9) at Tipperary 7f stks.
Celtic Dane (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) In rear, moderate 5th and progress approaching straight, 4th 1f out, ran on, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Worldly Wise (9-9) at Tipperary 7f stks.
Funatfuntasia 6-1 (9-8) Raced in 4th, 3rd under 2f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 9, 5l behind Six of Hearts (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp (0-100) pol in Feb.
Maundy Money 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, 5th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, last of 7, 10l behind Duff (9-8) at Tipperary 7f Grp 3 gf in Oct.
Belle's Ridge 22-1 (9-12) Last and off pace, no impression straight, 13th of 14, well behind Rory Anna (8-4) at Cork 1m 2f hcap hvy.
Northgate (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, not clear run from 2f out, hampered 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 9th of 15, 6l behind King Jock (9-9) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 gd.
Banna Boirche (IRE) 9-2fav (8-9) Mid-division, closer order early straight, switched to outer and ridden 1 1/2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Dundalk 7f hcp pol beating Casela Park (7-13) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Marias Dream (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Rear of mid-division, progress and ridden entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 5th of 14, 3l behind Hujaylea (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-90 pol.
Riobamba (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders in 5th, 4th and challenged 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 5l behind Fourpenny Lane (9-0) at Dundalk 1m flls lst stks pol in Nov.
Tarrsille (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up in 7th, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 20l behind Baglioni (8-4) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 60-100 in Mar.
Separate Ways (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 8, 22l behind Baglioni (8-4) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 60-100 in Mar.
Dahindar (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 9th straight, not clear run and switched to outer under 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Final Flashback (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 60-90 gf in Sep.
Zafarwal (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Made all, drew clear from 3f out, raced wide straight, eased inside final furlong, won at Tipperary 7f 3yo mdn gd in Apr '07 beating Gentleman Jeff (9-5) by 12l, 12 ran.
Final Flashback (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Led and clear, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 14, 5l behind Rory Anna (8-4) at Cork 1m 2f hcap hvy.
Maybe Grace (IRE) 5-1fav (9-8) Disputed lead, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 9l behind Hujaylea (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-90 pol.
Dilinata (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd over 3f out, in front under pressure over 1f out, soon headed and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Dandy Boy (9-6) at Dundalk 7f mdn stks pol in Jul.
Putapriceonthat (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride and always behind, 13th of 14, 18l behind Hujaylea (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-90 pol.