Benbecula was sent off a short-priced favourite over a longer trip here last time but found one too good and is looking to make amends. It could be the same story today, however, as KHAREZI was having only his fourth start when runner-up over C&D last month and he's fancied to find enough improvement to open his account in this. Busted Tycoon is another likely improver as she wasn't beaten far despite finishing seventh on her debut while Hanamizuki and Legal Lyric are others with plenty of scope.
Absolutlyfantastic 9-2 (11-12) Close up in 2nd, lost place 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Burn And Turn (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd in Oct, 8 ran.
Bualadh Croi (IRE) 80-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, travelling fine in moderate 9th 3f out, kept on same pace, 10th of 14, 14l behind Beat The Ballot (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Dec.
Lions Charge (USA) 9-1 (9-10) Led, strongly pressed and headed early straight, 4th under pressure 1f out, no extra, 5th of 13, 5l behind Salam Alaykum (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Dec '11.
Age Of Glory 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, weakened early straight, 14th of 20, 18l behind Ebazan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks in Sep.
Athassel 50-1 (9-5) Always behind, 16th of 20, 20l behind Ebazan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks in Sep.
Benbecula Evensfav (9-5) Prominent, mainly 2nd, saddle appeared to slip 5f out, wide straight, ridden to challenge and lead from 2f out, headed and not match winner from 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 3l behind Johann Bach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Dec.
Kharezi (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Soon chased leaders, niggled along over 2f out and challenged under pressure over 1f out, soon not match winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Hes Our Music (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Dec.
King's Wharf (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Disputed lead, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened, 10th of 14, 10l behind Atmospheric High (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol in Dec.
Miss Hansome 50-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 7th approaching halfway, no extra and weakened from 4 out, 16th of 18, well behind Annie Power (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Tortueuse (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Never better than mid-division, completely tailed off, last of 15, well behind Go Native (11-0) at Galway 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) sft in Oct.
Busted Tycoon (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Waited with towards rear, 10th approaching straight, some headway 2f out, kept on without threatening, 7th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Supernovae (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Catchy Lass (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, no impression approaching straight, 9th of 13, 33l behind Miss Forde (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Hanamizuki 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inner, 7th halfway, 5th 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Mona Brown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Legal Lyric (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway into 6th 2f out, soon ridden, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Great Soprano (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
I Hear A Symphony (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden into 6th 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 6l behind Lily Of Kenmare (9-1) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Baby Jake (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 13, 9l behind Great Soprano (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Perfect Surprise (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 9th of 14, 18l behind Lily Of Kenmare (9-1) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.