mid-division, ridden in 7th halfway, no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out mid-division, ridden in 7th halfway, no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out
mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on closing stages of final furlong
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, led over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, joined and disputed last 50 yards, rallied and just prevailed at line
held up towards rear, progress on inner into 5th 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra final furlong
disputed early, soon chased leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge 2f out, under pressure in close 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace
dwelt slightly, soon rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression on outer over 2f out, no extra over 1f out
held up towards rear, ridden and progress into 8th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
disputed early, soon led, ridden and pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out
dwelt slightly and towards rear, ridden into 8th over 1f out, switched left and stayed on inside final furlong, disputed final 50 yards, just denied at line
disputed towards outer early, soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra 1f out
Togoville has an outstanding all-weather record having won seven times here and once on the sand at Laytown. He was having his first start for a new trainer when a very good third a fortnight ago. Menelik was well supported for a 6f claimer last week but only just held on after making all and should do better back over the minimum. He's been left on the same mark but Coto has won on Tapata and Fibresand though never here and has a very long absence to overcome. ONEOVERYOU won a handicap here in April and is now on a mark 7lb lower due to readjustment despite having won in the interim so looks well treated, especially with his young rider claiming 10lb. My Good Brother is another seemingly on a very attractive mark as he's 2lb lower than when scoring here in September when he had last year's winner of this Aggression behind. He was behind Haqeeba at Bellewstown in August but comfortably reversed the form here a month later and is another looking well treated. Steelriver won three times on the all-weather in the UK and caught the eye on his debut for Jonny Levins at the Curragh in August.
Taexali (IRE) 9-2fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, soon raced in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace final furlong, 10th of 12, 7 3/4l behind Maarek (10-3) at Navan 6f hcp hvy in Oct.
Togoville (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Chased leaders on outer, ridden in 3rd 2f out, improved to dispute lead under 2f out, headed and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind St Brelades Bay (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Steelriver (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Rear, ran on well final furlong, never on terms, 12th of 30, 3 1/2l behind Alans Pride (9-9) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Aug.
Alfredo Arcano (IRE) 4-1jfav (9-0) Rear of mid-division on inner, effort and checked 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 9th of 14, 3 1/2l behind St Brelades Bay (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Coto (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Held up, headway towards far side halfway, soon chasing leaders, ridden and every chance in 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Midnight Malibu (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp fll (4) gf in Jul.
Oneoveryou (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Broke well and led, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Duplication (9-8) at Dundalk 5f pol in Aug.
Golden Pearl 20-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden in 9th 2f out, checked under 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind St Brelades Bay (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
My Good Brother (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep beating Mo Henry (9-5) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Danz Gift (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Prominent, soon disputed lead, headed over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, 14th of 15, 21 3/4l behind Doonard Prince (9-9) at Navan 5f hcp hvy in Oct.
Haqeeba (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Soon led, headed over 1f out, on terms again close home, kept on well, headed near line, 2nd of 11, nk behind Aspen Belle (8-5) at Naas 5f hcp sft in Nov.
Strategic Force (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, some headway on inner 2f out, pushed along over 1f out and no impression inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 2 3/4l behind My Good Brother (9-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Aggression (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 3 1/2l behind My Good Brother (9-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Dream Dreamer 10-1 (9-13) Chased leaders in 3rd, took keen hold, ridden in 2nd 2f out, disputed lead 1 1/2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 13, 3 1/4l behind Bambari (8-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Nigg Bay (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Towards rear and took keen hold, pushed along and some progress on outer 2f out, ridden in moderate 5th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 3/4l behind Shinko Princess (9-0) at Dundalk 6f mdn pol in Nov.
A Few Dollars More (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Pushed along early and soon raced in 9th, no extra from over 1f out, 13th of 15, 13 3/4l behind Doonard Prince (9-9) at Navan 5f hcp hvy in Oct.
Flawlessly (FR) 10-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon towards rear on far side, pushed along and progress to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, one pace, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Aspen Belle (8-5) at Naas 5f hcp sft in Nov.
Menelik (IRE) 5-2 (9-10) Made all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, held on, won at Dundalk 6f pol in Nov beating Rivellino (9-10) by hd, 13 ran.