Daisy Mountain has never won on the surface but could hardly be in better shape having won very easily at Gowran a month ago for which she has a massive 13lb rise to contend with. Whitethorne Scent is still a maiden but was only caught close home by Stronger Than Me over the C&D last week and would be a real threat to all with a repeat. SAMOLLIE was in excellent form over the C&D in the spring, winning twice and finishing runner-up twice. His recent runs have been on Turf and back on his favourite surface and on a fair mark he's taken to score again. Wild China hasn't had much experience of the surface but wasn't beaten far over the C&D in August and can race from a 2lb lower mark so with Danny Mullins' claim taken into account he doesn't look badly treated.
Daisy Mountain (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, progress into 4th halfway, 2nd and ridden to challenge over 1 1/2f out, soon led, drew clear final furlong, easily, won at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Oct beating Vasoni (8-12) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.
Wild China (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 8l behind Paene Magnus (9-11) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-70) pol in Oct.
Alheera (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Soon mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra and kept on same pace from 2f out, 10th of 14, 30l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-2) at Sligo 6f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Furacano (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 12, 12l behind Precious Stone (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn fll stks pol in Sep.
Whitethorne Scent 14-1 (9-8) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, headway in 4th 1 1/2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, headed final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Stronger Than Me (9-6) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Samollie (IRE) 5-1fav (8-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd under pressure early straight, no impression from over 1 1/2f out, eased inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 11l behind Knights Templar (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Oct.
Strove For Gold (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, close 3rd on outer halfway, ridden and weakened 3f out, 13th of 14, 44l behind Annie Go (9-3) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Zero Euro (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 13, 9l behind Hawkswood (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Nine Bean Rows (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) 3rd early, 5th halfway, dropped to 7th early straight, one pace, 8th of 14, 9l behind Daisy Mountain (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Oct.
Unescorted (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Towards rear, headway from 3f out, soon ridden, 5th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Man Of Erin (10-2) at Curragh 7f hcp hvy in Oct.
Caracal 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, weakened entering straight, 13th of 14, 19l behind South South West (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Clare Harrier (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, no impression, 14th of 18, 18l behind No Trimmings (9-8) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-60 gd in Jul '11.
Tamujin (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 6th early, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Go On Murt (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jul.
Greybridge (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Soon off the pace in mid-division, moderate 5th on inner before straight, no extra from under 2f out, 9th of 11, 14l behind Positive Vibes (9-6) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Sep.
Ennis Diamond (IRE) 80-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders early, dropped to 8th and no extra approaching straight, 8th of 14, 28l behind Bancnuanaheireann (9-10) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn in Sep '11.
King's Jester (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, some late headway into moderate 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 10l behind Sun Disc (9-0) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 gd in Sep '11.
Tsar Choreographer (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra, 9th of 14, 14l behind Rigoletta (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Sep.