The pair with a recent run under their belts have the advantage here and ELEGANT PEACE can complete a quick double. She reappeared with such an impressive victory on testing ground at Cork that the assessor has raised her an incredible 17lb but Leigh Roche's claim will help and she can defy the extra. John Constable is a big threat as he was carrying a huge weight when just failing to catch Urban Moon at Navan, though he looked as though a longer trip than this would suit. Zarib gradually improved in his first campaign and ended with a victory at Dundalk where he stayed on strongly over that mile. Muileata hasn't shown much to date but begins her second season on a lowly mark and with her stable still in top form her chances shouldn't be dismissed. Aussie Valentine should have a good season as he won a Dundalk maiden in October in impressive style and his stable have been going very well.
Zarib (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd 2f out, soon ridden, led under 1f out, stayed on well, won at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Nov beating Vector Force (9-5) by 1l, 12 ran.
Aussie Valentine (IRE) 9-10fav (8-13) Made all, travelling well over 2f out, asserted from over 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Oct beating Captain Teemo (9-2) by 2l, 9 ran.
Elegant Peace (IRE) 5-2 (8-7) Tracked leader, 2nd entering straight, smooth progress to lead over 1f out, stretched clear inside final furlong, very easily, won at Cork 1m 3yo hcp hvy beating Lady Clitico (8-6) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
John Constable (IRE) 5-4fav (9-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 4th early straight, ridden to go 2nd 1f out and challenged final 100 yards, kept on under pressure, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Urban Moon (9-7) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft.
Muileata (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Waited with towards rear in far side group, headway on rail 2f out, 5th over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 12, 9l behind Golden Amber (9-0) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn sft in Oct.