HASSELNOTT won over a mile here recently having finished runner-up to Yuften, rated 95, in a decent claimer over track and trip earlier. He can confirm running with third-placed That Is The Spirit and another bold bid is expected. Dandys Gold won over 6f here last time but War Hero is preferred on December’s course and distance success while Gougane Barra landed a double over a mile here before finishing behind recent runner-up Sevenleft. Gasta will be sharper for a recent outing and makes more appeal than the returning Rockfish over today’s trip.
Hasselnott 5-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway travelling well early straight and led 2f out, pushed along to assert over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Feb beating Togoville (9-3) by 2l, 7 ran.
Dandys Gold (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along and headway outer to challenge 1f out, ridden to lead 100 yards out and soon veered left, kept on well, won at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Jan beating View The Bay (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
That Is The Spirit 8-1 (9-2) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, on terms inside first 3f, soon led, rider dropped whip over 1f out, soon headed and one pace, 3rd of 10, 4 3/4l behind Yuften (10-2) at Dundalk 7f pol in Feb.
Sevenleft (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, 4th from halfway, challenged 1 1/2f out, kept on well without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind The Game Of Life (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Feb.
War Hero (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Made all, ridden 2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, all out close home, just held on, won at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Dec beating Waitaki (8-4) by hd, 8 ran.
Hit The Silk (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division and 7th from halfway, pushed along from 2f out and ridden from 1f out, no impression and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 7 3/4l behind Curly Girl (8-4) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Oct.
Pacific Fleet (USA) 40-1 (9-2) Soon led, pressed into straight, headed 2f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind The Game Of Life (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Feb.
Gasta (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway early straight, ridden and edged right under 2f out, challenged over 1f out, kept on one pace, no extra closing stages, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Sheisdiesel (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Feb.
Pacolita (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Dwelt, held up, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 6l behind Shypen (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp fll (3) pol in Mar.
Rockfish (IRE) 5-2fav (10-5) Led or disputed lead, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon no extra, eased final furlong, 8th of 10, 13 1/4l behind Smiling Eliza (9-11) at Navan 1m 2f hcp gf in Jun.
Connemera Queen 33-1 (10-1) In rear, always behind, last of 12, 12 3/4l behind Nisior Donn (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Feb.
Gougane Barra (USA) 7-2 (8-7) Awkward leaving stalls and dwelt, waited with, 7th from halfway, headway towards inner into straight, soon effort and kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind The Game Of Life (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Feb.
Caesar's Comet (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Towards rear, never a factor, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Hee Haw (9-11) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Feb.
Sharg (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 12, 3 3/4l behind Sounds Approving (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Spanish Soprano (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along 2f out and ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m mdn fll pol in Feb beating Proud And Elated (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Cappadocia (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway travelling well early straight and led over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, under pressure and held on well closing stages, won at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Feb beating Mulzamm (9-1) by nk, 12 ran.
Luna's Luck (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Soon raced in 5th, progress and effort straight, one pace 1f out, 6th of 12, 6l behind Nisior Donn (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Feb.