Ask Dad only had one opponent to beat on his final start for Richard Hannon but had plenty of strong form previously and is still entered in the Derby. Hazy Glow easily landed a Dundalk maiden in October and will have needed the run on her return last month Yulong Baoju made a winning debut at Dundalk in August when today's rivals Wexford Opera and Sword Of Light were behind so the lack of a recent run may not be too much of a problem. Vinson Massif was three-quarters-of-a-length behind Katchy Lady at Navan last week and they meet on the same terms but the winner had already had a run so the places can be reversed. Scotland Forever had Wexford Opera a nose behind at the Curragh but has been hit with a big rise in the weights so a chance is taken on VERSILIA GAL, who didn't run well at Dundalk last time but reappeared with a much better effort on testing ground at Cork and is weighted to give a good account.
Ask Dad 2-7fav (9-5) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Windsor 6f nov med aut stk (5) sft in Aug beating Dance With Dragons (9-2) by 11l, 2 ran.
Boston Rocker (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Viztoria (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo lst stk (1) in Sep.
Roseraie 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 4th and ridden along 2f out, no impression under pressure in 5th final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Viztoria (8-12) at Curragh 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft.
Hazy Glow (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Held up in 4th, 3rd under 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, 4th and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Precious Stone (10-0) at Dundalk 1m fll stk pol in Apr.
Scotland Forever (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Always prominent and made most, strongly pressed and edged right inside final furlong, narrowly headed 100 yards out, rallied under pressure to lead again on line, won at Curragh 6f mdn stks sft beating Wexford Opera (9-5) by ns, 12 ran.
Vinson Massif (USA) Evensfav (9-8) Raced with three shoes, raced 2nd, ridden and plenty to do in 2nd 2f out, soon joined for 2nd, closed on leader under 1f out, kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 3, 3/4l behind Katchy Lady (9-0) at Navan 5f 3yo stk.
Wexford Opera (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway on outer to go 2nd over 1f out, ridden to challenge and edged right, led narrowly final 100 yards, kept on under pressure, headed on line, 2nd of 12, ns behind Scotland Forever (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn stks sft.
Yulong Baoju (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Always prominent, led from 2f out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, maintained narrow lead final furlong, all out, won at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Aug beating Quadriga (9-5) by hd, 12 ran.
Abstraction (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Prominent and led after 1f, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov beating Tylery Wonder (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Lightnin Hopkins (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened from 2f out, last of 12, 32l behind Snow Queen (9-3) at Naas 6f 2yo prm hcp hvy in Oct.
Hard Core Debt 14-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, raced in 4th halfway, 3rd and edged left over 2f out, soon ridden and dropped to rear 1f out, no extra, last of 5, 12l behind Talitha Kum (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo stk sft in Apr.
Katchy Lady 2-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden clear 2f out, reduced advantage over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Navan 5f 3yo stk beating Vinson Massif (9-8) by 3/4l, 3 ran.
Gathering Power (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Chased leaders early, shuffled back to rear after 1 1/2f out, headway into 4th 1f out, ridden into 2nd inside final furlong and pressed leader, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Ballyorban (9-10) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp hvy in Mar.
Plunder 9-2 (9-2) Led to 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Bright Strike (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Versilia Gal (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Raced 5th, ridden 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 4th of 6, 6l behind Sylvan Mist (8-10) at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp 50-80 pol in Apr.
Sword Of Light (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Have A Nice Day (8-1) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp pol in Feb.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, last of 7, 19l behind Francis Of Assisi (9-3) at Curragh 7f 3yo ext hcp hvy in Mar.
Boom And Bloom (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 13, 12l behind Slipper Orchid (9-2) at Curragh 7f hcp sft.