Stoichkhov benefited from Ray Dawson's claim when scoring over 7f two weeks ago with the disappointing pair Sweet Annathea and Tsar Paul behind and still looks well enough treated to make his presence felt. LILY'S PRINCE also took advantage of Gary Philips' claim when gaining his first success over the track and trip and though this is a better race there's more to come and a double beckons. Lord Kenmare won here in November and has been performing better than his form figures suggest lately so isn't out of this despite a big weight. Atlas Peak is inconsistent but can never be totally dismissed on a track where he's won five times.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 8-1 (9-4) Dwelt and settled in rear, ridden 2f out, soon no impression, never a factor, 6th of 10, 7l behind Our Manekineko (10-0) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Sweet Annathea (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Stoichkhov (8-5) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, never a factor, 11th of 14, 7l behind Stoichkhov (8-5) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Charpoy (USA) 18-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 8l behind Camerooney (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Merry Mast (USA) 6-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 10l behind Woodsophiesmile (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Lily's Prince (IRE) 10-1 (8-3) Towards rear, ridden early straight and progress on near side 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong and drifted left, led close home, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan beating Runaiocht (8-5) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led, ridden entering straight, headed under 2f out, weakened, 10th of 14, 10l behind Cristy's Call (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Always prominent, ridden in close 4th 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan beating Captains Dilemma (8-11) by nk, 14 ran.
Elusive Gent (IRE) 25-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, 5th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 12, 4l behind Cool Athlete (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Burnwynd Boy 33-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, no impression from 2f out, never a factor, 12th of 14, 8l behind Stoichkhov (8-5) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Only Exception (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride and rear, ridden halfway, soon no impression, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 8, 9l behind Settle For Red (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Three Leaves (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Soon mid-division, 5th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 10, 18l behind Burn The Boats (9-7) at Dundalk 1m mdn clm pol in Jan '13.