20:30 Dundalk Fri 9 March 2018
C&D winner in March 2016 off a 2lb lower mark and will be up with the pace in the early stages ready to be given the office from capable 7lb claimer.
Winner of his first two starts over C&D and capped a fine run of form winning over 2m here last month. One for the shortlist.
Winner over C&D in July off a 1lb lower mark. Beaten since but capable of having his say in this company.
Having his 98th start under rules here and won at this track in December over 1m2½f off a 2lb lower mark. Ninth of 12 beaten over 8L when last seen over C&D. Plenty to work on based on current mark.
Won a claimer here over 1m2½f when in the care of Joseph O'Brien before finishing third of 13 here last month. Not easy to discount on second stable start.
Maiden after 31 starts but ran well enough over this trip to suggest there is more to come before being well beaten last time out over 2m. Not easy to discount back at this trip and could surprise.
Solid and consistent in his last four starts including three over C&D. May have to settle for a place again but deserves a change of luck.
Modest maiden for John Gosden last year and disappointed on debut for yard over 1m4f here in November before disappointing again here in January. Lot to work on in first-time cheekpieces.
Promising third of 10 beaten 5¼L behind Financial Conduct over C&D last month. Dropped 1lb but the veteran may be up against it here.
Not disgraced in three starts here in October and again in two efforts earlier in January before not disgraced here last month. Tough ask but chance if getting the breaks.
Will need to improve a chunk in first-time tongue-tie on handicap debut based on three flat starts to date.
Well beaten and no impression in three starts here including 16L and 10L defeats here in February. Plenty to find in this company.
Last Year's Winner
Thomas O'Malley (4/1), Shadagann (4/1), Carried (9/2), Rock On Dandy (5/1), All Body And Soul (6/1), Sharjah (9/1), Specific Gravity (12/1), Wrap Star (14/1), Aegeus (16/1), Percy B Shelley (33/1), Little Ambitious (33/1), Oromo (50/1)
- Rock On Dandy
- All Body And Soul
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