This is a low grade handicap but many of the entries have been threatening to win including Mystic Princess, who has been running well enough in testing ground that may not have suited. Alafzara reappeared at Navan a fortnight ago and ran well enough behind Urban Moon to be considered while Hellenistic has been making progress on Polytrack and was involved in a three-way photo at Dundalk last time. GOLD NECKLACE is the one with scope here and can make a winning reappearance. She made slow but steady progress in her first season and, as she's by Galileo, should be much better suited to this trip. Dermot Murphy tries the maiden Prince Art in blinkers and over a longer trip and he couldn't get any lower in the weights.
Alafzara (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden and no impression in 5th 2f out, under pressure and kept on one pace into 4th final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Urban Moon (9-7) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft.
Hellenistic (USA) 5-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden and progress into 4th 2f out, close 3rd 1f out, briefly short of room inside final furlong, kept on close home, 3rd of 12, hd behind Princess Tamay (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 pol.
Mystic Princess (IRE) 15-8 (7-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no impression on winner under 2f out, under pressure and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Conan's Rock (9-4) at Limerick 1m hcp 50-80 hvy.
Gold Necklace (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders and 3rd 3f out, soon pushed along and no impression over 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Pillow (9-3) at Down Royal 7f 2yo hcp gf in Sep.
Good Strike (USA) 8-1 (8-9) Soon led, headed 2f out and dropped to 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Ubiquitous Mantle (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo hcp sft in Oct.
Wafer Ice (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, dropped to moderate 9th and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 9l behind Orchestra (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Tom Dooley (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, close 2nd 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, checked close home, 5th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Princess Tamay (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 pol.
Shiftin Bobbins 14-1 (8-10) Chased leader in 7th, closer approaching straight and ridden to go 4th under 2f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace under pressure final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Scooping (7-11) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp hvy.
Dixie Highway (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Broke well and led, ridden entering straight, headed 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 5, 8l behind Bint Dandy (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Punch Bag (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Pushed along from early in stand's side group, always towards rear, 8th of 12, 16l behind Golden Amber (9-0) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
Prince Art (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 2nd 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Political Policy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Mar.