Ishebayorgrey has won six times around here, the last time a year ago from a 9lb higher mark. Voyageofdiscovery bounced back to winning ways here in November and made a bold bid to defy a 5lb rise a couple of weeks later so should go well. Nisior Donn dead-heated over 7f last week and is up 3lb but third-placed Paddytheirishman was staying on strongly and looks to have a chance of reversing the form, though he has a career strike-rate of 0-32. ALWARDA had performed well over further on her two starts here in November and made no mistake over this trip last month. She's up 7lb but still looks well enough treated to complete a double. Hes Our Music, nine times a winner around here, is on his lowest-ever mark on what will be his 78th start.
Ishebayorgrey (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Towards rear, ridden and some progress on outer 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 10th of 14, 5l behind Ahlan Bil Zain (9-13) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Dec.
Poetic Choice 25-1 (9-11) Held up, towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 2f out, 10th of 14, 12 3/4l behind Massa Lubrense (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Dec.
Edification 50-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and some headway on inner under 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, no extra, 10th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Northern Surprise (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jan.
Roman Warrior 20-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along under 2f out and no impression 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Northern Surprise (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jan.
Storm Ranger (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ran freely, 3rd halfway, pushed along early straight, ridden and no impression in 5th over 1f out, no extra, 8th of 14, 9 1/2l behind Ragtime Red (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.
Voyageofdiscovery (USA) 5-2fav (9-8) Rear of mid-division, pushed along early straight and some headway under 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 3 1/4l behind Footsteps At Dawn (8-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Nov.
Gougane Barra (USA) 6-1 (9-4) Prominent and kept wide alone, edged left to join others and 2nd before halfway, ridden and lost place under 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 6 1/2l behind Alwarda (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Dec.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Mid-division early, 8th from halfway, effort straight, one pace from over 1f out, 10th of 14, 15 1/2l behind Pretty Little Liar (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Apr.
Nisior Donn (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride and rear, ridden and progress 1 1/2f out, challenged 1f out, narrow lead final 150 yards, strongly pressed close home and joined on line, won at Dundalk 7f pol in Jan beating Victorious Secret (8-11), 14 ran.
Alwarda (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division, pushed along approaching straight, switched right and ridden 2f out, headway to lead early final furlong, kept on well, comfortably, won at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Dec beating Suntory Times (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Tell Me (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Raced wide in touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 5th of 9, 6 1/4l behind Mr Strutter (9-3) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Paddytheirishman (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Held up in mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 7th on outer 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Nisior Donn (8-13) at Dundalk 7f pol in Jan.
See You Mush 16-1 (8-12) Disputed early, headed after 1f and chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 11, 4 3/4l behind La Novia (9-2) at Dundalk 7f pol in Jan.
Dolly Levi (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Towards rear, pushed along and headway early straight, ridden in 8th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Hasimiyya (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Dec.
Lady Godiva (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden on outer 2f out, under pressure and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, never a factor, 11th of 14, 12 1/4l behind Ishigati (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn fll pol in Nov.
Delegating 16-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression entering straight, no extra from 2f out, 12th of 14, 15 1/4l behind Ragtime Red (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.
An Saighdiur (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) Soon prominent, led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 7, 5 1/4l behind Georgian Bay (9-8) at Dundalk 1m pol in Jan.