ABOVE THE LAW showed nothing in three runs last season and began in handicaps at Dundalk on Friday from a mark of 50. He absolutely bolted up and the assessor will take a dim view so a 5lb penalty looks nowhere near enough to stop him. Cookie Crumbles can't get her head in front on Turf but ran another fine race behind Sassaway at Tipperary on Thursday and her turn can't be far away. She was behind La Canaada here in October but the winner has a 10lb rise to contend with and an absence to overcome. Landsdowne will probably find this too short on his reappearance but Kateeva bounced back to form at Tipperary last week and enters the equation as she's been dropped a couple of pounds.
Landsdowne (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway and headway to challenge entering straight, 3rd and no impression 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 13l behind Happy Anniversary (8-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-80 sft in Jul.
Kateeva (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden along halfway and no impression on winner 1f out, kept on same pace into moderate 2nd final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Allegra Tak (9-1) at Tipperary 5f hcp sft.
Calm Bay (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Disputed early, soon chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Harry Trotter (9-8) at Dundalk 5f Apprentice Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) pol in Apr.
Patrickswell (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, 2nd 2f out, weakened, last of 14, 12l behind Eastern Rules (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 pol.
Thats A Fret (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased clear leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight, no impression on leaders in 3rd 1 1/2f out, no extra, 4th of 10, 4l behind Phebes Wish (9-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp 50-75 pol in Apr.
Like Magic (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, switched left 2f out and soon pushed along, no impression from 1f out, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Bangalore Diamond (9-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Indigo Iris (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, challenged and on terms 1 1/2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 1f out, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Indian Landing (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
La Canaada (IRE) 4-1fav (8-13) Bumped rival leaving stalls, raced on far side, soon prominent, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 7l behind Drinmoy Lad (8-12) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 hvy in Oct.
Moss Top (IRE) 13-2 (9-12) Soon tracked leaders in 4th, lost place approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 9th of 14, 7l behind Muizenberg Nights (9-2) at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol in Apr.
My Rules (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Soon mid-division, improved to 5th halfway, ridden into close 4th 1 1/2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 8l behind Line Drummer (9-10) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp hvy.
Yellow Dandy (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden halfway, no impression straight, 11th of 13, 12l behind Above The Law (8-13) at Dundalk 5f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Above The Law (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 6th on outer 2f out, soon ridden, 5th 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, stayed on strongly, easily, won at Dundalk 5f app hcp 47-65 pol beating Catwilldo (8-0) by 5l, 13 ran.
More Questions (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Soon towards rear, kept on same pace from 2f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind Muizenberg Nights (9-2) at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol in Apr.
Cookie Crumbles (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd and ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite match winner, 2nd of 18, nk behind Sassaway (8-12) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-65 sft.
Peggy's Leg (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Waited with towards rear, some progress on outer to chase leaders over 2f out, soon no impression, 10th of 14, 18l behind Rapid Approach (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gd in Apr.
Celticnama (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 14, 8l behind Doonard Prince (8-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Armab (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always rear, driven along and no extra entering straight, weakened, last of 11, 37l behind Enigma Code (9-0) at Dundalk 6f stks 0-70 pol in Jan.
Eimears Lilly (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Keen hold at slow pace, tracked leaders in 4th, dropped to last and no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, last of 6, 7l behind Diocesan Policy (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Apr.
Red Army Blues (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 13th of 18, 19l behind Sassaway (8-12) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-65 sft.
Timar (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Prominent, no extra under pressure from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 6l behind Sweet Annathea (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Ultra Steps (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Reluctant to lead parade ring, towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression straight, 11th of 14, 13l behind Esytopolishadimond (9-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.