soon raced in 2nd, improved to lead over 2f out, headed and one pace inside final furlong
soon raced in 8th, headway and switched right 2f out, soon effort and one pace 1f out
in rear, always behind
soon raced in 4th, switched right early straight, no extra 1f out
soon raced in 7th, headway and effort straight, one pace 1f out
soon raced in 5th, progress and effort straight, one pace 1f out
soon raced in 3rd, effort straight, one pace 1f out
soon raced in 9th, closer in 6th approaching straight where raced on outer, soon effort and one pace 1f out
stumbled slightly leaving stalls and led, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
soon raced in 6th, dropped to 10th approaching straight, switched right under 2f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong
waited with, soon raced in 10th, 11th approaching straight, headway and not much room briefly over 1f out, soon challenged, led inside final furlong, quickly asserted and stayed on well, eased near line
towards rear, 9th approaching straight, switched right to outer 2f out and effort, one pace 1f out
Kasbah hasn't won for over two years but is very well handicapped and was only caught close home over the track and trip a fortnight ago. VICTORIOUS SECRET (NAP) completed a double at the same meeting when she got up in the dying strides. She was earlier receiving 2lb when dead-heating with Nisior Donn and is better off at the weights with her rider's claim taken into consideration so a hat-trick beckons. Billyfairplay has been in cracking form all winter, though he's three victories have come over 6f and he's 16lb higher than his last winning mark. Connemara Queen is having her first start for new connections and has gone up 11lb for winning comfortably at Kempton in October.
Billyfairplay (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Dandys Gold (9-6) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Jan.
Kasbah (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden to close 2f out, challenged 1 1/2f out, close up and every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Confrontational (9-4) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Jan.
Connemera Queen 11-4fav (9-7) Mid-division, not clear run over 2f out, driven and headway over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly entering final furlong, stayed on well, drew clear inside final 100 yards, won at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Oct beating Pike Corner Cross (9-3) by 3l, 13 ran.
Fashaar 11-4 (9-13) Tracked leader, pushed along to lead entering final 2f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Art Echo (10-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Silk Cravat 20-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, short of room 1 1/2f out, pushed along in 9th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Confrontational (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jan.
Luna's Luck (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Led, ridden and headed entering straight, dropped to 3rd over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Aubineau (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.
Annie Fior (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Raced in 2nd early, prominent, lost position straight, no extra final furlong, 12th of 13, 8 3/4l behind Confrontational (9-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Nov.
My Good Brother (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden and no impression on outer over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, never a factor, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Dandys Gold (9-6) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Jan.
Tribal Path (IRE) 17-2 (9-12) Soon led, ridden and joined 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, under pressure in 3rd over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 9th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Victorious Secret (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Jan.
Eagle Reel (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Master Diver (9-7) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Jan.
Nisior Donn (IRE) 10-3fav (9-8) Dwelt slightly, held up in mid-division, closer 2f out, ridden and switched towards inner 1 1/2f out, 5th 1f out, stayed on to challenge inside final furlong, disputed final 100 yards, headed last 50 yards and no extra, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Victorious Secret (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Jan.
Victorious Secret (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Settled mid-division, ridden and switched out 1 1/2f out, 9th 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Jan beating Crest Of A Wave (9-9) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
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.
Hey Pretty (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden to dispute 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed final 50 yards and no extra close home, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Victorious Secret (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Jan.
Arlecchino's Rock 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, no impression 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 10th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Nisior Donn (8-13) at Dundalk 7f pol in Jan.
Tynamite (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inner, 6th halfway, pushed along and headway early straight, ridden and no impression in 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Latchet (9-2) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jan.