Sword Of Light takes a step up in trip and class after an easy maiden success a fortnight ago but looks progressive and must be on the short-list. Your Pal Tal won a maiden in style here in December but hasn't been done any favours by the assessor. Toccata Blue won a maiden over the course and distance a fortnight ago then just failed to last out a mile last week when RELAY finished runner-up and Desiderata was just behind. The second was showing her first sign of ability on that occasion and with the shorter trip certain to suit she's handed the vote. Cappadocia was well beaten in that latter event but that was his first start since arriving from the UK where he won twice on Polytrack for Mick Channon.
Your Pal Tal 10-1 (9-5) Always prominent, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, 2nd 1f out, stayed on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec beating Rapid Approach (9-5) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Cappadocia (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Chased leaders in 5th, hung under pressure early straight and no extra, eased when beaten inside final furlong, last of 8, 22l behind Senyuman (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Jan.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 11-10fav (9-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, travelled well to challenge over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong and soon no impression, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Senyuman (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Jan.
Sword Of Light (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Prominent and 2nd halfway, led early straight and ridden over 1f out, asserted early final furlong and driven out to draw clear, won at Dundalk 6f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan beating Muizenberg Nights (9-0) by 4l, 12 ran.
Sharjah (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression, 7th of 14, 8l behind Machete Mark (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan.
Desiderata (IRE) 11-4 (8-12) Held up towards rear, 6th early straight, ridden in 5th over 1f out and kept on one pace without troubling leaders, 4th of 8, 5l behind Senyuman (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Jan.
Have A Nice Day 16-1 (8-9) Led, strongly pressed and headed early straight, ridden and no impression 1f out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Sword Of Light (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan.
Boughtforasong (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Reared leaving stalls and slowly into stride, towards rear, mid-division halfway, ridden into 7th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Typhoon Lily (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn fll pol.
Relay 16-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd entering straight and led under 2f out, strongly pressed over 1f out and headed 100 yards out, kept on same pace but no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Senyuman (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Jan.