Northern Surprise was winning for the first time in three years when gaining a surprise victory a fortnight ago and looks the type to follow while in form. He holds fifth-placed Tynamite and the seventh Above Us Only Sky as both looked to have every chance. Crossingoz was in the lead at this trip when tackling an extended 1m2f on the same card but the lightly-raced SUNTORY TIMES looks the one to beat. Sarah Lynam's charge has had only had five runs and it's the latest, when second to Alwarda last month, that puts him right in the picture. Beau Satchel has won plenty of races around here and his stable is in fine form though he was beaten in a Wolverhampton seller last time.
Aishling's Secret 25-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Northern Surprise (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jan.
Azezati (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon raced in 6th, headway and effort straight, soon one pace, 6th of 14, 14 1/4l behind Chateau La Fleur (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Dec.
Beau Satchel 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along inside final 3f, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Mister Music (10-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (6) pol in Jan.
Northern Surprise (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, switched right entering straight, pushed along 2f out and 12th on outer 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jan beating Spanish Soprano (9-9) by nk, 14 ran.
Above Us Only Sky (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, soon headway on inner to track leaders, 7th halfway, pushed along and some progress under 2f out, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 7th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Northern Surprise (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jan.
Our Anniversary (FR) 50-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, no extra from 4 out, completely tailed off, 21st of 24, dist behind Come To Me (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Dec.
Lady Rosebud (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division on outer, ridden entering straight, weakened, last of 14, 21 3/4l behind Reverberation (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Oct.
Mr Moondance (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, some headway under 2f out and 5th briefly 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Northern Surprise (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jan.
Latchet (IRE) 5-1fav (8-12) Dwelt, in rear and detached, pushed along approaching straight, soon headway and kept on same pace without threatening, 10th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Eacharn (9-12) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Dec.
Ocean Air (FR) 25-1 (9-6) Held up, soon towards rear, headway and effort straight, kept on without threatening from over 1f out, 8th of 17, 6 1/2l behind Nulife (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp Good - Yielding in Jul.
Suntory Times (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and headway early straight, led briefly over 1f out, no impression on winner final 100 yards, kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Alwarda (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Dec.
Crossingoz (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, headway entering straight and ridden to lead 2f out, under pressure and headed 150 yards out, no extra, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Ragtime Red (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.
Wild Shot 12-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, ridden under 2f out and no impression in 11th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Northern Surprise (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jan.
Tynamite (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Mid-division on outer, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Northern Surprise (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jan.
Rooney O'mara 66-1 (9-12) Towards rear, pushed along and ridden from 5f out, no impression and eased from over 2f out, last of 6, 29 1/2l behind Legal Spin (9-5) at Killarney 1m 6f mdn gd in Jul.
Misdjazz (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, pushed along and no impression over 2f out, no extra, 10th of 11, 13 3/4l behind Ciao (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Jan.
Lunastar (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, ridden early straight and no impression in 6th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, weakened, 12th of 14, 10 3/4l behind Alwarda (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Dec.