Palace Of Winds makes her debut on the surface but has been looking very one-paced on Turf and has disappointed on occasions. DEEP SPEED has run well in all of his four races and deserves a change of fortune after just failing to hold Tonabrocky at Navan. He's handed the vote though Shadagann has the scope to do much better and his recent run at Cork was his first since finishing runner-up to Trading Leather last September. Lean And Keen and Midfield General are others to consider in a moderate finale.
Deep Speed (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden in 2nd and clear of remainder over 2f out, strongly pressed winner 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Tonabrocky (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn in Oct.
Excelli (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 18, 16l behind Tonabrocky (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn in Oct.
Grips Kelly (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, progress and wide straight, no impression from 2f out, last of 11, 13l behind Salvado (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Oct.
Lean And Keen (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, raced towards outer straight, ridden into 3rd 1f out, soon no impression, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Edge Of Sanity (9-7) at Dundalk 7f mdn stks pol in Oct.
Libyan Art Dutch Art colt out of Succumb.
Midfield General (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Soon mid-division, pushed along towards outer into straight, no impression when edged a little left inside final furlong, soon eased, 7th of 14, 6l behind At Boolavogue (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f pol in Oct.
Papa's Way (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, 11th over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 8th of 18, 11l behind A Star Is Born (9-0) at Cork 1m mdn stks in Oct.
Shadagann (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden along entering straight, under pressure in 5th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, just held for 4th close home, 5th of 18, 7l behind A Star Is Born (9-0) at Cork 1m mdn stks in Oct.
Danmas (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra entering straight, 17th of 18, 27l behind A Star Is Born (9-0) at Cork 1m mdn stks in Oct.
Hoe Hoe (IRE) Dylan Thomas filly out of Bella Vitessa.
India Gitana (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 9l behind Shipyard (9-5) at Navan 5f mdn stks in Oct.
Palace Of Winds (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leader and 2nd before halfway, ridden and no impression on easy winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Orator (9-0) at Clonmel 1m 2f mdn stks gd in Sep.
Peddlars Daughter (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Soon raced in 6th, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Calissa (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Feb.
Snow Scene (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Calibrate (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo fll stks gd in Aug.