Most of these are old rivals on the track and beat each other in turn. My Good Brother has won six times here and TRIBAL PATH four and the latter arrives in excellent form having dropped down to this trip last week under Vanessa Maye and scoring with a bit in hand. He just gets the nod though Ticks The Boxes was just behind him in his previous race and that was his first start for Leanne Breen. He improved when just failing to catch surprise winner Ascot Dreamer last week. There should be little between the pair again while Comhghairdeas wasn't beaten far in a claimer last Tuesday and was well supported for a 7f handicap three days later which he duly won. However, the assessor has hit him with a 15lb rise, though he once won off 80 on Turf.
May Remain 6-1 (9-12) Hampered from stalls, soon mid-division, stumbled on bend after 2f, pushed along and towards rear under 2f out, no impression and eased final 100 yards, 11th of 13, 12 1/2l behind Bellick (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Comhghairdeas (IRE) 11-4fav (8-8) Made all, 3-length advantage 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, slightly reduced advantage close home, won at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Dec beating Dromod Lad (8-8) by 1l, 14 ran.
Ascot Dreamer 33-1 (9-4) A little slow into stride, soon tracked leaders, on terms 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Dec beating Ticks The Boxes (9-7) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
My Good Brother (IRE) 22-1 (9-9) Soon prominent, effort straight, no extra final furlong, last of 14, 8 1/2l behind Ascot Dreamer (9-4) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Dec.
Scarlet Seymour (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Soon led, headed approaching straight, ridden under 2f out and no impression 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 4 3/4l behind Trish's Company (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn fll pol in Nov.
Ticks The Boxes (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division early, headway and effort straight, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Ascot Dreamer (9-4) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Dec.
It's All A Joke (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Mid-division early, switched right over 2f out, kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Tribal Path (8-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Dec.
Red Cymbal 12-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 16, 16 1/2l behind Tai Sing Yeh (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcp (6) gf in May.
Tribal Path (IRE) 11-4fav (8-13) Soon disputed lead, led from 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Dec beating Tynamite (8-12) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Usain Boat (IRE) 66-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, headway on outer into 2nd halfway, pushed along and lost place under 2f out, soon no extra, 13th of 14, 20 1/4l behind Count Of Carabass (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Nov.
A Likely Story (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along 2f out and ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Eacharn (9-12) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Nov.
Pegasus Bridge 50-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, effort straight, no extra final furlong, 13th of 14, 10 1/4l behind Everyhouronthehour (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Nov.
Straffan (IRE) 13-2 (8-8) Mid-division, pushed along 2f out and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Pillar (9-6) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Boughtinthedark (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Soon disputed lead, headed 1 1/2f out, one pace after, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Ascot Dreamer (9-4) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Dec.
Ken's Sam's (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Waited with, soon towards rear, raced on outer straight and headway, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Ascot Dreamer (9-4) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Dec.
Red All Star (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Soon disputed lead, headed from 2f out, one pace after, 6th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Tribal Path (8-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Dec.
Amazing One 8-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division early, 8th halfway, pushed along and some headway on inner early straight, 4th and ridden 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Eacharn (9-12) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Nov.