Sacred Dragon and Machete Mark are closely matched on their run at Dundalk in January where the latter just prevailed though the positions could be reversed as the runner-up was making his debut. Won Diamond landed what looked a strong Dundalk maiden in December but faces a stiff task on his return to action while Rapid Approach will need to step-up on his narrow victory at Gowran though the extra furlong should suit. MOUTEAB beat Magician at Dundalk in September and didn't reappear until last month where he looked in need of the run. He's very well handicapped on that earlier effort and looks the one to be on.
Won Diamond 2-1fav (9-5) Soon close up and led, pressed from over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong and just in front on line, won at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec beating Elleval (9-5) by shd, 13 ran.
Machete Mark (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Prominent, went 2nd travelling well 2f out, soon disputed lead, pushed out to lead under 1f out, stayed on well under hands and heels, cosily, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan beating Sacred Dragon (9-5) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Roca Tumu (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Dwelt, in rear, 6th after halfway, no impression and kept on same pace without threatening from 2f out, 4th of 7, 7l behind Morning With Ivan (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in Apr.
Rapid Approach (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Soon disputed lead, strongly pressed 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, just in front on line, won at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gd in Apr beating Coquette Noire (8-11) by ns, 14 ran.
Sacred Dragon (USA) 2-5fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, led under 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Feb beating Mazandaran (9-5) by nk, 14 ran.
Wholelotofrosie (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 10l behind Line Drummer (9-10) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp hvy.
Mouteab (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Keen early and settled in rear, ridden 2f out and no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 7l behind Talitha Kum (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo stk sft in Apr.
Big Whiskey (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened, last of 6, 14l behind Sruthan (9-3) at Curragh 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gs.
Good On Numbers (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th approaching straight, soon no impression, no extra from 2f out, last of 6, 44l behind Kiss Goodnight (8-7) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp 60-90 hvy.
Mordanmijobsworth (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division early, soon towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, last of 11, 46l behind Line Drummer (9-10) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp hvy.
Henry Higgins (IRE) 15-2 (9-10) Keen hold early, soon chased leaders, closer in 3rd before straight where raced towards outer, challenged 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace 1f out, 4th of 9, 4l behind Morning With Ivan (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in Apr.
Conversational (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Mid-division, 8th 3f out, soon ridden, improved to lead 1 1/2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Our Manekineko (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.