Arcanears was having only his third run on the track and his first over 5f when coming with a late burst to snatch the spoils three weeks ago. He's up 6lb but still looks well enough treated to get into contention. Runner-up Enough Said stayed on well enough from the rear and a 4lb pull should enable him to get closer while six-times track winner DANZ GIFT only faded close home after returning from a long break. The latter is handed the vote though Dash D'Or won here a year ago and at Tipperary in June. She struggled at the weights until dropping to her lowest mark for some time and leading close home in a bunch finish last week. Art Of Unity is quite well handicapped if at his best.
Key To Power 50-1 (9-11) Led on outer and switched left after 1f, pushed along under 2f out, strongly pressed and headed early final furlong, no extra, 6th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Arcanears (9-1) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Plough Boy (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Soon raced in 5th, raced towards outer straight and effort, no extra final furlong, 10th of 13, 9 1/2l behind Geological (8-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Arcanears (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Rear of mid-division, closer under 2f out, pushed along and soon switched left, headway between horses early final furlong and led 100 yards out, kept on well, won at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov beating Enough Said (9-3) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Nigg Bay (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) A little slow into stride, soon raced in 9th, headway and effort straight, kept on well without reaching front trio inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1/2l behind Dash D'Or (8-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Dash D'Or (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Soon raced in 5th, headway and effort straight, stayed on well inside final furlong, led near line, just prevailed, won at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov beating War Hero (9-5) by shd, 14 ran.
Enough Said 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden on outer under 2f out and no impression over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to go 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Arcanears (9-1) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Art Of Unity 8-1 (8-4) Disputed lead, headed at halfway, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 10 1/4l behind All The King's Men (10-1) at Navan 6f hcp Yielding in Oct.
Early Call (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden under 2f out and no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Arcanears (9-1) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Danz Gift (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, short of room and switched right over 100 yards out, no extra, 10th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Arcanears (9-1) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Powersville (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Raced in close 13th early, some headway and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong, 9th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Tide Of Time (8-13) at Naas 5f hcp hvy in Nov.
Lapilli 16-1 (9-6) Waited with, headway and not clear run straight, ran on well without reaching principals inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Tribal Path (8-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Dec.
Paved Paradise (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression early straight, no extra 1 1/2f out, 12th of 13, 13 1/2l behind Bellick (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
That's Not Me (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression under 2f out, no extra, last of 14, 8 3/4l behind Arcanears (9-1) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.