Timikar showed promise on his introduction at Leopardstown in November and was always likely to make a better three-year-old but HUDSON'S BAY was thought good enough to make his debut in a Dundalk Listed race and he really caught the eye with a promising display behind subsequent Dubai Grade 2 winner Lines Of Battle. Jim Bolger's Teofilo colt looks the one to be on though Aidan O'Brien's Ruler Of The World, a half-brother to Duke Of Marmalade amongst other winners, is likely to prove a big threat on his debut. Park Place may prove best of the remainder.
Cyclone 14-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden straight, no impression, 8th of 10, 8l behind Mazandaran (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Mar.
Hudson's Bay (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along 2f out, switched out 1f out, ran on well final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Lines of Battle (9-3) at Dundalk 7f 2yo Listed stks (1) pol in Oct.
Jumaira Tower (IRE) Dubawi gelding out of Jumaireyah.
Manalapan (IRE) Six Sense colt out of Mia Mambo.
Park Place Beat Hollow colt out of Blend.
Plinth (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Crazy Volume.
Rae's Creek New Approach colt out of All's Forgotten.
Ruler Of The World (IRE) Galileo colt out of Love Me True.
St Jean (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Waited with, no impression from 2f out, last of 14, 14l behind Levanto (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Timikar (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th into straight, kept on same pace under pressure, 4th of 12, 8l behind Foundry (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks sft in Nov.
Just My Story (IRE) Footstepsinthesand filly out of Tiddle About.
Sheer Delight (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression, 5th of 10, 5l behind Mazandaran (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Mar.