led early, remained prominent and 2nd halfway, led again early straight and ridden under 2f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, headed and no impression final 100 yards
Miss Snossyboots couldn't quite hold off GUINEVERE over the course and distance three weeks ago then found 2m just beyond her a week later. She'll be 4lb better off but the winner looked to have a bit in hand and can complete a double. Pak Army won twice here in the spring but has struggled from 10lbs higher in recent races. Lets Get Started has run quite well in maidens the last twice and makes his handicap debut while Rockview Roman completed a double over 1m2f in the autumn and didn't get the best of runs on his hat-trick bid last month. Muzbid was running very well at the backend of last year though over much shorter trips but Mandarin Monarch has won twice around here and also scored over hurdles at Sligo last summer. Park Row has a very good record around here and is 8lb lower than his last victory so looks a threat.
Miss Snossyboots (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) A little awkward leaving stalls, soon disputed lead, headed after about 6f but remained prominent, on terms again approaching straight, soon led, headed 1f out, no extra and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 3/4l behind King's Vow (9-9) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Jan.
Bal De Rio (FR) 12-1 (9-2) Waited with, 8th after halfway, headway and effort straight, one pace 1f out, 6th of 10, 6 3/4l behind King's Vow (9-9) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Jan.
Muzbid (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Soon raced in 11th, pushed along approaching straight, soon headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Lord Rapscallion (9-8) at Dundalk 1m pol in Dec.
Park Row (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Led, headed after 1 1/2f, soon checked on bend after stand, 4th halfway, pushed along and challenged 2f out, 3rd and ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Rips Dream (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.
Lusis Naturea 14-1 (9-8) Raced in 4th early, soon 5th, effort straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 9th of 14, 5 1/4l behind Jon Ess (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.
Guinevere (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Soon chased leaders in moderate 4th, closed from over 4f out, prominent travelling smoothly straight, on terms over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan beating Miss Snossyboots (9-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Itsalonglongroad 10-1 (8-5) Soon chased leaders in moderate 3rd, a little keen, closed from over 4f out, effort straight, no extra inside final furlong, last of 8, 5 1/2l behind Guinevere (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan.
Lets Get Started (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Dwelt, waited with, soon 10th, headway travelling smoothly straight, pushed along under 2f out, soon switched left, kept on without threatening from over 1f out, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Ela Katrina (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Jan.
Mandarin Monarch (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Towards rear for most, slight mistake 4 out, ridden and no impression after 3 out, 17th of 25, dist behind The Moyglass Flyer (10-9) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Dec.
Pak Army (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Pushed along briefly away from stalls, raced in 2nd early and keen, soon 3rd, pushed along again before straight, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Jon Ess (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.
Jazzy J (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) A little keen, soon mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon one pace, 10th of 14, 19 1/2l behind Magi Gal (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.
Malvolio (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Pushed along early, chased leaders, pushed along again from 5f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Bashful Boy (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Dec.
Rockview Roman (IRE) 4-5fav (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and switched right 1 1/2f out, no impression final furlong, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 5 3/4l behind Ragtime Red (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Dec.