This looks much more competitive than the first division. Fleeting Moment scored over the C&D in February and is 2lb lower though he hasn't performed badly recently. ELUSIVE EXPRESS gets the vote despite the fact that she's yet to win on the surface. She scored at Down Royal in September and was only caught in the shadow of the post over this C&D last time and it's about time she was getting off the mark. Lady Lyrath was 4l behind on that occasion and though she's run well since she appears better suited by testing ground on Turf. That's Ours showed nothing in three maidens last year but has changed stables and made a very encouraging return to action behind Red Laser here in September. With further progress likely he has to be on the short-list along with Dark Danger, though the latter has yet to prove she stays this far.
Alensgrove (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 9l behind Rigoletta (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Sep.
Egretta (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened from 2f out, 7th of 9, 24l behind Euphrasia (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f fll mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Fleeting Moment (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Chased leaders on far side, 7th halfway, short of room over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Jeangeorges (10-3) at Laytown 7f clm stks 0-65 in Sep.
Elusive Express (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed under 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Al Mancilia (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Spunky 4-1fav (9-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed briefly early straight, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Grand Heiress (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug.
Lady Lyrath (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Soon towards rear and ridden along, progress to chase leaders from over 1f out, kept on well without getting to winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Vasoni (9-2) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 hvy in Oct.
Blue Medecis (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 14, 10l behind Grand Heiress (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug.
Golan Heights (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Kathleensluckylad (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Can We Dare (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Soon 2nd, ridden to challenge early straight, 3rd over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 14, 6l behind Atmospheric High (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jul.
That's Ours (USA) 11-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Red Laser (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Dark Danger (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Always prominent, 2nd halfway, driven along over 1f out, no chance with winner inside final furlong and dropped to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Ningaloo Reef (9-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug.
Cristy's Call (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Led, disputed halfway, led 3f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra, 7th of 14, 7l behind Saint By Day (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Luaimneach 20-1 (8-10) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 4th 3f out, soon no extra and weakened, last of 16, 41l behind Stocktons Wing (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Sweet Annathea (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, 6th 2f out, kept on one paced, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Red Laser (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Gatamalata (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 8th of 9, 14l behind Srucahan (9-9) at Cork 6f App hcp hvy in Oct.
Big Typhoon (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th halfway, soon no extra and weakened, last of 12, 13l behind Timeless Call (9-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Faraway Camp (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 3rd 4f out, ridden and weakened early straight, 11th of 15, 11l behind Diamond Pro (8-10) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp 47-65 in Sep.