KERKENI started odds-on for his reappearance at Cork but found Nonchalant too strong. The remainder were well beaten and the winner could be better than average so John Oxx' charge is taken to go one better. Dermot Weld trained that winner and Backdrop showed progressive form in her first campaign and could provide the main threat. No Wunder found 1m3f stretching his stamina on his reappearance and was travelling well at this trip so he could pose a danger along with Henson, who didn't appear suited to Polytrack after a promising debut at Bellewstown.
Barmy Brussels (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Soon mid-division, 7th before straight where ridden on outer, no impression from 2f out, 10th of 11, 17l behind Magnolia Beach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Chase The Challis (IRE) War Chant gelding out of Estimation.
Dashing Dynamo (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 12th of 15, 12l behind Century (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn gd in Oct.
Dresden Green (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th approaching straight, ridden over 2f out, soon no extra and eased inside final furlong, last of 14, 23l behind The Islander (9-5) at Cork 7f 3yo mdn.
Henson 2-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th before straight, 4th and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 6l behind Quadrivium (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Kerkeni (IRE) 1-2fav (9-5) Soon led, pressed from over 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Nonchalant (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn.
Mr Snagsby (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along entering straight and no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 10l behind Fiscal Focus (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks hvy.
No Wunder 5-4fav (9-5) Led, headed after 2f, moderate 2nd halfway, 3rd 3f out, travelled best 2f out, ridden to dispute 1f out, drifted slightly left inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Sinndar Desert (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
So Sensible (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Soon towards rear, pushed along from 4f out, soon no impression, 9th of 12, 28l behind Sinkal (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo mdn.
System Overload (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along in 12th after halfway and ridden to go 9th over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Ebanoran (9-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn gd in Oct.
Backdrop (USA) 13-8 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, switched right to get a run from under 2f out, soon in pursuit of winner, stayed on well inside final furlong without getting there, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Miss Mousey (8-11) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks pol in Oct.
Duchess Andorra (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade filly out of Andorra.
Empress Toorah (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, no impression from halfway, never a factor, 13th of 15, 24l behind Mandatario (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Fantastic Dilly (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in 6th, pushed along and no impression early straight, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 7, 11l behind Waltzing Matilda (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo fll mdn hvy.
Love The Feeling (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt and in rear, pushed along and kept on from over 1f out to go 5th close home, 5th of 7, 7l behind Miss Gally Rio (8-7) at Limerick 7f 3yo mdn hvy.
Nedera 50-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, progress into 2nd 2f out, ridden in 4th 1 1/2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 13l behind Edelmira (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 1f fll mdn stks sft.
Nieve (USA) English Channel filly out of November Snow.