Harrison's Cave was sent to the Breeders' Cup to contest the marathon but hated the dirt surface and the run should be ignored. An earlier victory over 1m5f at Navan puts him in the frame for this. Rising Wind has only won once and is probably a few pounds high despite slipping in the weights while it's difficult to know what to make of Ri An Domhnaigh on his handicap debut after he scored over 1m3f at Limerick. Tugboat was behind Harrison's Cave at the Curragh but beat a big field over 1m2f on his only subsequent start at Navan. He'll improve again and should go well but the percentage call is RUN WITH THE WIND, who scored over the C&D last month and still looks very fairly treated despite a 7lb jump in the weights.
Admiral Barry (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, weakened over 3f out, eased straight, last of 16, 45l behind Hidden Universe (8-13) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Nov.
Harrison's Cave 16-1 (8-10) Inside move,faltered, 9th of 11, 40l behind Afleet Again (9-0) at Churchill Downs(USA) 1m 6f 3yo stks (1) in Nov.
Rising Wind (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) In rear, ridden along in 8th 3f out, headway on outer from 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong to go 2nd near line, never threatened winner, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Robin Hood (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 60-100 gd in Mar.
Mister Carter (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, no extra and weakened, 12th of 14, 10l behind Maggie Neary (8-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Dec.
Ri An Domhnaigh (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Soon mid-division, progress 5f out, chased leaders approaching straight, under pressure in 4th over 1f out, edged right and stayed on well inside final furlong, led close home, won at Limerick 1m 3f mdn stks gd in Mar beating Emotional Dream (9-2) by nk, 14 ran.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Mid-division, 6th 4f out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Robin Hood (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 60-100 gd in Mar.
Tugboat (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, challenged 3f out, ridden in close 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn sft in Oct beating Statesmanship (9-5) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Royal Diamond (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Keep It Cool (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Mar.
Discovery Bay 10-3 (8-12) Settled mid-division, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Keep It Cool (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Mar.
New Phase (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway into moderate 8th 3f out, ridden and no impression in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 21l behind Harrison's Cave (9-2) at Navan 1m 5f hcp 60-90 sft in Oct.
Capellanus (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased clear leaders, moderate 6th halfway, much closer from 5f out, 5th early straight, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 12th of 19, 23l behind Minsk (8-9) at Curragh 2m hcp sft in Oct.
Lovers Peace (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased clear leader, 2nd halfway, no extra entering straight and soon weakened, eased final furlong, 12th of 13, 15l behind Midnight Music (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 60-95 in Oct.
Bombadero (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, no extra straight, 20th of 26, 28l behind Minsk (11-4) at Curragh 1m 4f gnt amt hcp 0-85 sft in Sep.
Run With The Wind (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Rear of mid-division, progress into 6th 3f out, ridden into 2nd 1 1/2f out, soon led, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 50-80 gd in Mar beating Sky Pilot (9-1) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Beau Michael 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 6th 4f out, no extra in 7th 3f out, weakened and completely tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Golan Guy (8-12) at Down Royal 2m 2f hcp 50-80 gd in Sep.
Regal Tramp (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 3rd entering straight, led under 2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Apache Drums (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 50-75 sft.