Fergal Lynch rode a fine waiting race on Cool Athlete last time and a 4lb rise shouldn't prevent another big effort. Elwazeer was on a hat-trick when a close third to Enigma Code but found a big weight rise against him and is 2lb higher. The versatile Knockgraffon Lad has won from a mile to 1m4f here in recent weeks and is still going strong despite a narrow defeat when last seen just before Christmas. The veteran Hard Rock City was returning from a long break when scoring over 7f on a rare Polytrack start a month ago but a 6lb rise may scupper his chance of a double and Lord Kenmare has been raised 7lb for last week's success. SPIN OF A COIN was having his first run since July when an excellent third to Akasaka early last month and with that under his belt can get back on the winning trail.
Elwazeer (USA) 15-8fav (9-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Enigma Code (9-1) at Dundalk 7f Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan.
Quinmaster (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Towards rear, some headway into 8th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 7l behind Elusive Ridge (9-10) at Dundalk 7f app hcp pol in Dec.
Fountain Of Honour (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Enigma Code (9-1) at Dundalk 7f Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 7-2fav (9-11) Led early and took strong hold, headed after 1f and raced 2nd, travelling well 2f out, soon ridden, no impression on winner final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Confidence (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol in Dec.
Spin Of A Coin (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Mid-division, not clear run 2f out, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Akasaka (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan.
Black N Brew (USA) 7-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 6th of 10, 7l behind Enigma Code (9-1) at Dundalk 7f Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan.
Pivotal Rock (IRE) 2-1fav (11-13) Led and strongly pressed, ridden and challenged 1f out, soon headed, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Tribes And Banner (11-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (55-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan.
Hard Rock City (USA) 6-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway in 5th 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan beating Almadaa (9-2) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 7-2fav (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway under 2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, stayed on to lead last 100 yards, kept on well, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan beating Naoise (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Devonelli (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Akasaka (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan.
Cool Athlete (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway entering straight, 4th 2f out, ridden into 2nd 1f out, soon stayed on to challenge, led last 100 yards, kept on well under pressure, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan beating Elusive Express (9-6) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Curl Cat (USA) 25-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 11l behind Westtower Boy (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo stks pol in Dec.
Footprint (IRE) 4-1fav (9-12) Rear of mid-division, headway early straight, led narrowly 1f out, kept on under pressure, no extra and headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Mount Abora (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Sep.
Romeo's On Fire (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, some late headway from over 1f out, never a danger, 6th of 14, 7l behind An Saighdiur (9-0) at Dundalk 6f stks 0-70 pol in Jan.