tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden under 2f out and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace
always rear, never a factor, detached halfway, no threat in straight
towards rear, some progress under 2f out and pushed along in 9th 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong
mid-division on inner, 7th halfway, some progress under 2f out and ridden in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong
fly leapt from stalls, rear of mid-division, never a factor, ridden 2f out and soon no impression, no extra
tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression in 3rd 1f out, under pressure and no extra inside final furlong
tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression in 6th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, led close home
mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression in 7th 1f out, kept on one pace
always towards rear, never a factor, ridden over 2f out, no extra, eased inside final furlong
mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along and no extra under 2f out
rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden 2f out and 8th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong
led, ridden under 2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, headed close home
mid-division on outer, 9th halfway, ridden under 2f out and no impression over 1f out, no extra
It's almost two years since Strategic Force last won a race though he's a consistent performer at this level who has been given a chance by the handicapper, unlike Cappadocia, who has been raised 10lb after landing a claimer two weeks ago. RED ALL STAR beat the former over the minimum earlier this month and has been surprisingly left on the same mark. He had to do it from a poor draw and won't be inconvenienced by the extra furlong so gets the nod to complete a double. Opt Out won eight races in the UK and has joined Jonny Levins after landing a minor Ayr handicap for David O'Meara, though all of his recent form has been over further. More Kudos hasn't won yet but ran his best race for a long time here last month so connections will be pleased to see him dropped 4lb.
Cappadocia (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leader, 6th halfway, switched left and ridden in 5th over 1f out, progress to 3rd final 150 yards, kept on well to lead closing stages, won at Dundalk 6f pol in Nov beating Dance Alone (9-6) by nk, 10 ran.
Antiquus (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Dwelt and pushed along, tracked leaders, 5th early, pushed along again approaching halfway, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 7, 8 1/4l behind In Salutem (10-0) at Navan 5f hcp gd in Oct.
Strategic Force (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Soon tracked leaders, 4th approaching halfway, closed straight, stayed on well closing stages, just held 2nd at line, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Red All Star (8-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Teagan Angel (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Ran 5th, 6th under 3f out, travelled well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong to 5th, never nearer, 5th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Snoozing Indian (9-7) at Naas 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Osmanthus (IRE) 28-1 (9-9) Towards rear, driven over 2f out, no impression, never a factor, 11th of 15, 10 1/4l behind Intrepid Prince (9-9) at Naas 7f hcp gd in Aug.
Sweetie Jar (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along straight, one pace 1f out, 9th of 14, 6l behind Red All Star (8-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Boxer Dunford (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders early, no extra from over 1f out, 23rd of 27, 20 1/2l behind Doonard Prince (8-8) at Curragh 6f hcp sft in Sep.
More Kudos (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, under pressure in 3rd and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1/4l behind Mo Henry (9-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Oct.
Polly Douglas (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Carrigeen Prince (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Oct.
Caminel (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Rear of mid-division, 9th 3f out, ridden over 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 5th on line, never nearer, 5th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Miracle Ninetynine (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Nov.
Cliffords Reprieve 33-1 (9-9) Chased leader in 2nd early, pushed along from halfway and weakened from 2f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 10, 11 1/4l behind Burren View Lady (11-0) at Laytown 6f hcp pol in Sep.
Like A Prayer 16-1 (8-8) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, dropped to 5th 1f out, no extra, 7th of 14, 8l behind Miracle Ninetynine (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Nov.
Red All Star (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Soon led, pressed straight, kept on well inside final furlong, reduced lead near finish, won at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov beating Strategic Force (9-7) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Roter Baron (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and close up 2f out, under pressure in 5th 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, 11th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Paved With Gold (9-2) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Nov.
Trenchtown Rock (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Rear of mid-division, 8th 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, 10th of 14, 8l behind Veil Of Stars (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Oct.
Missile Command (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Reared leaving stalls and lost ground start, held up, headway straight, kept on same pace from 1f out, 8th of 14, 4 3/4l behind Red All Star (8-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Opt Out 4-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, headway on inside over 2f out, soon not clear run, switched left over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp (6) gd in Oct beating Napoleon Solo (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.