Ger Lyons arrives here triple-handed and Gary Carroll's presence on board Mississippi John suggests he's the stable pick, especially as he was in front of Marvelous James here a fortnight ago. The third member of the trio, Daft Dave, finished well behind RELAY on the same card when Sharjah and Desiderata were third and fifth. The winner has a 6lb penalty to contend with and it should be tight at the finish but that was only his fourth start on Polytrack and he looks to have more to offer. Gmac returns from an absence and makes his handicap debut but Tommy Stack is adept at getting one ready and the half-brother to eight winners should be monitored in the betting.
Gmac (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out, 9th of 14, 16l behind Love And Cherish (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Nov.
Relay 7-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, went in pursuit of winner from 2f out, closed final furlong and got up near line, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Feb beating Toberton (8-7) by nk, 10 ran.
Sharjah (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Waited with well off the pace towards rear, good run down the inner to chase 1st 2 from 1f out, kept on without ever looking likely to get there, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Relay (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Feb.
Mississippi John (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 5th, switched right over 1f out and went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Toberton (8-6) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn clm stks pol in Feb.
Desiderata (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Waited with well off the pace towards rear, wide and effort straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 10, 6l behind Relay (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Feb.
Marvelous James (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Prominent early, tracked leaders in 3rd halfway, 2nd early straight, ridden over 1f out and no impression in 4th inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Toberton (8-6) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn clm stks pol in Feb.
Daft Dave (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Soon well off the pace in mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 9th of 10, 7l behind Relay (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Feb.