tracked leaders, progress on outer to lead after 2f, joined over 4f out and headed approaching straight, pushed along over 2f out and soon no impression, no extra 1f out, weakened, eased final 100 yards
None of this bunch inspire much confidence but CATCHY LASS finished ahead of both Fire And Passion and Hes Our Music when fifth in a handicap over track and trip last time. The latter won a claimer here in November and Fisherman's Blues was runner-up over course and distance in December. King Christophe was not beaten far when fourth here on his latest start and should confirm running with Torthai An Ghra.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Led, joined 5f out, regained lead 2f out and soon ridden, headed 1f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Mainicin (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.
Catchy Lass (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and in rear, pushed along entering straight, soon ridden, 9th 1f out, no impression, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Mainicin (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.
Fisherman's Blues (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Chased leaders in 5th, 4th entering straight, soon ridden, no impression from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 13, 4 1/4l behind Train Time (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Jan.
Fire And Passion 20-1 (9-1) Towards rear, some progress when carried left briefly under 2f out, soon pushed along, no impression final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Mainicin (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.
Ineffable (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Chased leaders early, 7th at 2nd, towards rear and pushed along 6th, moderate 8th approaching straight, one pace, 5th of 13, dist behind Prospectus (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Dec.
King Christophe (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden and led 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Hello Humpfrey (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan.
No Biggie (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 23 1/4l behind Power Grid (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Dec.
Coral Pearl (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Slowly away, soon rear of mid-division, no impression straight, never a factor, 10th of 14, 14 1/2l behind World Of Good (9-2) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Jan.
Six Silver Lane 12-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Our Manekineko (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jan.
Indian Tomahawk 33-1 (9-9) Dwelt, always behind, no impression straight, 11th of 14, 13 1/4l behind Duchessofflorence (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan.
Dilly Daydream (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along 2f out and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 12th of 14, 8 1/2l behind Full Shilling (9-3) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Jan.
Torthai An Ghra (IRE) 66-1 (8-8) Mid-division, no impression straight, never a factor, 9th of 13, 6 1/2l behind Hello Humpfrey (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan.