REGAL WARRIOR scored over a longer trip here a fortnight ago and is taken to follow up. He had First Friday back in fourth and the latter is closely matched with Balmont Flyer on earlier running at the track so the form looks solid enough. It's had to make a strong case for any of the remainder given Beart has shown his best at this track over the mile trip though Whispering Down has scope for improvement and Eljowzah is dropped in class.
Regal Warrior (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway approaching straight and led 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov beating Silver Shuffle (9-13) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Beart (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Rear of mid-division, headway on outer in straight to go 4th 1f out, kept on under pressure without troubling winner, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Thebarberkelly (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
First Friday (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, led briefly entering straight, ridden and headed 2f out, dropped to 3rd 1f out and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Regal Warrior (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Scary Movie (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Towards rear, switched right over 1f out, kept on, never a factor, 7th of 13, 3l behind Merry Jaunt (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Eljowzah (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Soon mid-division, closer order 4f out, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Prince Of Fashion (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Balmont Flyer (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) Soon raced in 4th, closed from before straight, challenged from 2f out, gained narrow lead inside final furlong, kept on well, slightly impeded, headed on line, promoted to 1st, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov beating First Friday (9-5) by ns, 14 ran.
Baravaero (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 10l behind No Trimmings (8-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug '11.
Whispering Down (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, some late headway into 8th 1f out, never a factor, 8th of 14, 7l behind Stronger Than Me (9-6) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Strove For Gold (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Towards rear, switched around field towards outer from under 2f out, kept on well without threatening final furlong, 7th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Wild China (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
She's A Queen (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Khelino (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Ellie Bay (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division on outer, soon driven along, no impression under pressure straight, 8th of 14, 7l behind Mini Chou (8-12) at Dundalk 6f app flls mdn stks pol in Oct '10.
Whynotgiveup (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Towards rear on inner, niggled along from halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from 3f out, 9th of 13, 24l behind Forest Minx (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Asian Wing (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Prominent, weakened from before straight, 8th of 10, 34l behind Dusty Trail (9-10) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 47-70 hvy in Oct.
Maya Bay (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear for most, never a factor, weakened 3f out, 6th of 8, 28l behind Lordhighprotector (8-11) at Listowel 7f 3yo mdn aut hvy in Sep.
Caracal 9-1 (8-9) Soon mid-division, 9th 5f out, kept on same pace from 2f out, 11th of 14, 7l behind Balmont Flyer (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Castle Guest (IRE) 3-1fav (8-10) Led, pressed 1 1/2f out, joined inside final furlong, kept on well, headed near finish, 4th of 14, 1/2l behind Circumstances (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Jul.
Bad Cigar (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 9th of 15, 22l behind Go Native (11-0) at Galway 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) sft in Oct.