This looks a very strong renewal with five winners involved but DANTES FIRTH gets the mares' allowance which may be enough. She scored at Thurles in March and reappeared with a fine run behind the promising Owen Mc at Fairyhouse earlier this month. O Maonlai attracted very strong support when battling to victory over Redundant Man at Punchestown and Outlander looked potentially useful when beating Saffron Wells at Fairyhouse, though the runner-up has been beaten subsequently. Posiden Sea made all when creating a shock at Clonmel and will take some pegging back in that kind of mood.
O Maonlai (IRE) 7-4 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, challenged over 1f out, kept on final furlong to lead close home, won at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Nov beating Redundant Man (11-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Outlander (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Led, ran slightly off bend after 2f, headed after 4f, close 4th 3f out, improved to lead 1 1/2f out, soon ridden clear, stayed on strongly, easily, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf sft beating Saffron Wells (11-9) by 5l, 17 ran.
Posiden Sea (FR) 25-1 (11-4) Made all, clear after 6f, extended advantage halfway, slightly reduced advantage entering straight, pushed out over 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, won at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Nov beating Bell Weir (11-4) by 8l, 10 ran.
Somethingwonderful (IRE) 5-2 (10-10) Led at slow pace, headed from 3f out, ran on well under pressure final furlong to regain lead near finish, won at Galway 2m 4yo nhf sft in Oct beating Fickle Fortune (11-3) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Dantes Firth (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd and challenged entering straight, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Owen Mc (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft.
Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened 4f out, 10th of 15, 44l behind Bell Weir (11-4) at Cork 2m N H flat sft.
Bridgequarter Girl (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) In rear, ridden and some modest progress from 3f out, went moderate 4th entering straight, no impression, 4th of 9, 16l behind Honey Bach (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mrs N H flat sft in Oct.