Paene Magnus was making his handicap debut when leading all the way for an impressive victory over the C&D last month. He's been raised 9lb but is progressing fast and Ronan Whelan is well worth his claim. Bendzoldan is looking a bit high in the weights after completing a hat-trick in the summer but DUMBARTON won over this trip at Windsor for Sir Michael Stoute and enters the fray in cracking form having scored over hurdles at Cork last month. He makes his Polytrack debut but can continue his progress and take this. Imaginationrunwild started favourite and was beaten 4l by Via Ballycroy last time so a big run by the winner in the previous race will be a pointer as it is for Brown Butterfly, who finished runner-up that day but is still a maiden on the all-weather.
Tevez 7-2 (9-1) Soon outpaced, headway over 3f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 4l behind Dubai Hills (9-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jun.
Core Element (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 5l behind Joe Eile (9-3) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.
Mojito Royale (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 6th 2f out, 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Denny Crane (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 60-90 pol in Oct '11.
Paene Magnus (IRE) 4-1fav (9-11) Made all, ridden clear 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-70) pol in Oct beating Lord Kenmare (9-12) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Brown Butterfly 9-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, led briefly 1f out, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Via Ballycroy (8-9) at Dundalk 7f Fillies Handicap (60-100) (3yo+) pol in Oct.
Dumbarton (IRE) 5-4fav (12-0) Held up in rear, some headway into 5th under 2f out, ridden in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong but no impression on winner, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Dream Applause (11-4) at Laytown 7f amt stk in Sep.
Imaginationrunwild (IRE) 7-2fav (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 4l behind Via Ballycroy (8-9) at Dundalk 7f Fillies Handicap (60-100) (3yo+) pol in Oct.
Atticus Finch (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Prominent and took keen hold early, weakened from 2f out, 11th of 14, 7l behind Spirituality (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 60-95 pol in Oct.
Bendzoldan (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Soon close up and disputed lead, headed and not match winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Precious Stone (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp sft in Oct.
Rocky's Pride (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Led, strongly pressed and headed early final furlong, no extra and eased when beaten close home, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Barrow Island (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-80 pol in Apr.
Lady Jock (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden early straight and dropped to 4th, no extra and eased from 1f out, 13th of 14, 16l behind Russian Soul (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol in Aug.
Beat The Ballot (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 8th 2f out, no extra, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Spirituality (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 60-95 pol in Oct.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Mid-division, moderate 5th halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 11, 35l behind Hurricane Twister (8-3) at Tipperary 7f hcp 60-100 hvy in Oct.
Slim Chance (IRE) 8-1 (8-0) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, no impression, 11th of 12, 12l behind Via Ballycroy (8-9) at Dundalk 7f Fillies Handicap (60-100) (3yo+) pol in Oct.
Beau Amadeus (IRE) 9-1 (10-1) Prominent at ordinary pace, dropped to 6th under 2f out, soon no extra, last of 9 Jackemil (8-6) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp hvy in Oct.
Lake George (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, improved to lead under 1 1/2f out, joined briefly inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Curragh 7f App hcp in Sep beating Daring Man (9-3) by nk, 15 ran.
Badger Daly (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 12th of 14, 8l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.