Azores has been a beaten short-priced favourite on four occasions and is fitted with blinkers for the first time. His overall form is strong though there looks to be a few with more scope here. Train Of Thought cost 200,000 euros as a yearling but has had just two runs and hasn't been seen for a year. The son of Sadler's Wells will appreciate the ground and should be considered along with Hairstyle and Enchanted Forest, especially the former as she's been going well at Dundalk. EMOTIONAL DREAM showed a bit of potential in two juvenile starts and ran very well on her return to action at this time last year on ground probably faster than she would have liked. She looks just the type Kevin Prendergast does so well with and can start making up for lost time here.
Delphi Mountain (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Held up, 6th halfway, 5th 4f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Pires (11-0) at Bellewstown 1m 4f am stks (4yo+) gd in Aug.
Enchanted Forest (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inner in 4th, 3rd early straight, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Quaintly (8-12) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 50-85 gf in Aug.
Indian Stone (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 16, 27l behind Fred Fenster (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn sft in Oct.
Killdunne (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Mid-division, clipped heels and stumbled after 1f, soon towards rear, wandered around slightly after halfway, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 14l behind Miss Coco (9-0) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo mdn gd in May '10.
Ri An Domhnaigh (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden in 10th entering straight, no impression, 11th of 17, 22l behind Hidden Universe (9-7) at Navan 2m mdn stks sft in Oct.
Train Of Thought (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, 3rd and no impression inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Best Hello (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks in Mar '11.
Azores (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway to lead 2f out, strongly pressed and headed 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Maggie Neary (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Ellora (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 10th halfway, no impression from over 3f out, 9th of 14, 12l behind Prince Of Fire (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Jan.
Emotional Dream 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 2nd from 3f out , led into straight, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no impression under pressure, dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Wonder Of Wonders (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn gf in Apr.
Hairstyle 9-2 (9-2) Led, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong and no impression on winner final 100 yards, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Rodriguez (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
New Experience (USA) 33-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, no extra from 2f out, 28th of 30, 23l behind Redoutable (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks.
Shenzhou 50-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, some late headway into moderate 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 12l behind Shop Dj (9-6) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Feb.
Silver Chief (IRE) 7-4fav (10-13) Led, headed after 2nd, 2nd halfway, ridden after 3 out, no extra before next, weakened, 9th of 11, 32l behind Miss Nomer (10-11) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Skiing In Tune (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden entering straight and 6th 2f out, no extra, 8th of 13, 18l behind Rodriguez (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.