Curl Cat may have won with a bit in hand over C&D last time but a 12lb rise in the weights looks a tad harsh. EDITH COWAN makes more appeal as she was placed over track and trip off today's mark last month and an apprentice's 7lb claim could give her the edge. Dynastic won at Bath for Richard Hannon and is likely to improve back over a mile having made his debut for a new yard over 1m3f here while C&D winner Dimitar also has claims in his current form. Lord Kenmare has had plenty of chances of late but may yet come good.
Curl Cat (USA) 20-1 (9-10) Soon chased leaders in 6th, ridden to challege from 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on well to draw clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec beating Cash Or Casualty (9-10) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Dynastic 14-1 (10-0) Waited with towards rear, some progress entering straight, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 6l behind Hes Our Music (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Dec.
Edith Cowan (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway under 2f out, ridden in 7th over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Shukhov (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Dec.
Rocky's Pride (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Soon disputed lead, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened, 12th of 14, 9l behind Golden Shoe (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Dec.
Dimitar (USA) 4-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway 1 1/2f out, closer in 8th 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, 5th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Clare Harrier (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Shamora (FR) 16-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 10l behind Shukhov (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Dec.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 7-2 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon no extra, 5th of 14, 5l behind Beat The Ballot (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Dec.
Cool Athlete (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, no impression, 7th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Golden Shoe (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Dec.
Takeover Bid (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Soon led and disputed, clear of field, ridden in 2nd 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 13, 20l behind Akasaka (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan '12.
Eljowzah (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, some progress into 7th and ridden entering straight, no impression, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Asian Wing (8-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.