Lift The Gloom got off the mark when dropped back to a mile here two weeks ago and may not be as effective over this longer trip with a 7lb rise. Imprudent Miss was having only her second start of the year when coming with a late run to score over slightly further last month. She's only 3lb higher and should go close though fourth-placed CATHRINE DE MEDICI, who was having just her second outing in three years, caught the eye with a big effort and Liam Roche's once-promising mare has now dropped to a very lenient mark. Mutasareb won here in November on his handicap debut and almost defied a 9lb rise last month. He's on the upgrade and can go well despite his big weight though he's very closely matched with The Frog Prince.
Matjar (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, some late headway, never a factor, 11th of 14, 10l behind Master Mylo (10-0) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Imprudent Miss (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, stayed on to challenge in 2nd 1f out, led last 150 yards, all out close home, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec beating General Bunching (9-3) by hd, 14 ran.
Mutasareb (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division early, headway into 5th halfway, ridden to lead 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Tribes And Banner (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Lift The Gloom 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, disputed lead 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec beating Bramante (9-0) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Sports Casual 16-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Justcallmehandsome (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Captain Henry (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Disputed lead, headed and ridden 3f out, weakening when bumped 2f out, soon eased, last of 14, 28l behind Master Melody (7-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec.
Chaparro (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 14l behind Mutasareb (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
The Frog Prince (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, under pressure in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Knockgraffon Lad (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Zero Euro (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Soon led, strongly pressed from 2f out, headed inside final furlong and no impression on winner, lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Knockgraffon Lad (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Cathrine De Medici (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Imprudent Miss (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Grandpa Jo (IRE) 8-1 (7-12) Led, ridden and headed 5f out, no impression in 4th 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 45l behind Fammi Sognare (9-12) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 fm in Aug '10.
Shirley Schmidt (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Jumped awkwardly and saddle slipped, soon chased leaders in 3rd, dropped to 7th halfway, weakened 4f out, eased straight and tailed off, last of 13, 50l behind Mutasareb (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
First Friday (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Knockgraffon Lad (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Revolutionary Road 7-1 (8-7) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression before straight, 10th of 14, 10l behind Tribes And Banner (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Secret Hero 9-1 (9-6) Prominent and led after 2f, joined early straight, headed under 2f out and soon no extra, weakened, 9th of 14, 9l behind Just On Fire (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Sep.
Solid Air 33-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 12l behind Billyford (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Dec.
Granski (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened straight, 11th of 13, 18l behind Tsar Paul (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-60 pol in May '10.