Alfredo Arcano has won seven times around here including this a year ago and from a 1lb higher mark the last time he was successful here in April. San Andreas won a Naas maiden for Aidan O'Brien just over a year ago but hasn't made the expected progress and has moved to Joseph. Dash D'Or won here a fortnight ago and again ran well last week when unable to find the necessary pace when dropped back to 5f. However, the one to take from the latter race is ARCANEARS, who failed to obtain a clear run at any stage and was only beaten just over a length. War Hero was beaten a short-head by Dash D'Or but is probably better over an extra furlong while Yuften's recent victories have been in claimers but he ran very well in a much better race a week ago. Never Back Down is slowly dropping to a winnable mark and should be going in again soon.
Alfredo Arcano (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Soon raced in 6th, raced towards outer straight and effort, kept on without matching principals from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Geological (8-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
San Andreas (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Raced in 6th early, effort straight, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Sonaiyla (9-6) at Leopardstown 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Yuften 9-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and progress on inner 1 1/2f out, under pressure in 6th 1f out, kept on into 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Freescape (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Dec.
Hit The Silk (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) A little slow into stride, soon raced in 6th, effort straight, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Dash D'Or (8-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Mr Scarlet 33-1 (9-11) Dwelt, 7th early, soon 8th, headway and effort straight, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Dash D'Or (8-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
War Hero (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Raced in 11th early, headway and effort straight, kept on well inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 14, shd behind Dash D'Or (8-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Never Back Down (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led early, soon raced in 2nd, effort straight, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Dash D'Or (8-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Arcanears (IRE) 3-1fav (9-8) Held up, soon towards rear, ridden and switched left 1 1/2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Enough Said (9-6) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Dec.
Dash D'Or (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up, soon mid-division, ridden into 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Enough Said (9-6) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Dec.