It's a long time since He's Got Rhythm showed any form over this trip and he's likely to get swamped from his inside berth. Copper Dock has also been racing over further though he's probably still got the pace for this while That's A Fret has been going well though nine Polytrack starts without a win is a concern. An Saighdiur has never won over the minimum but showed fine speed to score over 6f last week where he had Tsar Paul a head behind. The runner-up was reported to have burst a blood vessel and there should be very little between the pair again. RIGID ROCK had a break after finishing runner-up to Richelieu in November and returned with a good effort behind that winner three weeks ago. Marc Monaghan is good value for his claim and the combination look weighted to take this.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden into 6th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Enigma Code (9-1) at Dundalk 7f Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan.
Copper Dock (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 11, 2l behind Farmleigh House (9-8) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol in Jan.
Thats A Fret (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, 3rd 1f out, struck by whip inside final furlong, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Farmleigh House (9-8) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol in Jan.
An Saighdiur (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, travelled well 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, soon led and strongly pressed, kept on well under pressure, all out, won at Dundalk 6f stks 0-70 pol in Jan beating Tsar Paul (9-0) by hd, 14 ran.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 10-3fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to challenge 1f out, pressed winner final furlong, just held (reported to have burst blood vessel), 2nd of 14, hd behind An Saighdiur (9-0) at Dundalk 6f stks 0-70 pol in Jan.
Red Army Blues (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Reared leaving stalls, trailing for most, 12th of 14, 13l behind An Saighdiur (9-0) at Dundalk 6f stks 0-70 pol in Jan.
Primalova (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, headway early straight, switched left over 1f out and soon went 4th on far rail, kept on same pace inside final furlong but no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Balmont Mast (10-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp 50-80 pol in Oct.
Ability N Delivery 4-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Perlachy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Rigid Rock (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leader in close 2nd, led under 2f out, ridden and headed under 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Richelieu (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Grigorovitch (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Soon disputed, ridden in 2nd 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 14, 9l behind An Saighdiur (9-0) at Dundalk 6f stks 0-70 pol in Jan.
Gandolfini (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no extra, 10th of 14, 9l behind An Saighdiur (9-0) at Dundalk 6f stks 0-70 pol in Jan.
Keeptheboatafloat (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division early, towards rear and ridden before halfway, no extra, last of 13, 20l behind Richelieu (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.