Knights Templar has returned to action in fine shape after a break having won at Gowran before finding heavy ground against him at Roscommon. Red Laser had a couple of lengths to spare over The Reek here in September but couldn't handle the 8lb rise on his next start and the runner-up should get much closer. SOLAR HEAT hasn't had much experience and is still a maiden but she's been giving out signals that her turn is close and tonight looks her opportunity. Diamond Daze has yet to win a race in 17 starts but she's been going really well at this level and the assessor has dropped her 2lb which gives her a chance here with Johnny Murtagh on board.
Diamond Daze (IRE) 5-1fav (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway into 9th 3f out, 7th 2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Stronger Than Me (9-6) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Curl Cat (USA) 33-1 (9-9) Dwely, soon mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 20l behind Parramatta (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (55-70) (3yo+) pol in Oct.
Gagnant (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Led after 2f, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 7th of 14, 7l behind Atmospheric High (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Knights Templar (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Soon chased leaders, still travelling well from 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed and kept on same pace, dropped to 3rd on line, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Vasoni (9-2) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 hvy in Oct.
Big Typhoon (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th halfway, soon no extra and weakened, last of 12, 13l behind Timeless Call (9-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Gatamalata (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 8th of 9, 14l behind Srucahan (9-9) at Cork 6f App hcp hvy in Oct.
Solar Heat (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Dwelt, waited with towards rear at ordinary pace, closer in 4th from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9 Jackemil (8-6) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp hvy in Oct.
Red Laser (IRE) 5-1fav (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to challenge in 2nd 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Stronger Than Me (9-6) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Zelos Dream (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra entering straight, 9th of 13, 19l behind Measured Approval (9-5) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 hvy in Aug.
Crystal Harmony (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Soon towards rear, briefly checked before halfway, soon ridden, chased leaders from 2f out, no impression and kept on from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 8l behind Vasoni (9-2) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 hvy in Oct.
The Reek 5-1fav (8-10) Mid-division, headway into 7th 3f out, 5th 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Stronger Than Me (9-6) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Apache Gold (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Close 2nd, led approaching straight, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed 1f out, no extra, 6th of 15, 5l behind Knights Templar (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Oct.
Pesdivo (IRE) 50-1 (9-13) In touch in rear to 4f out, soon weakened, trailing when eased straight, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Highflying (9-5) at Listowel 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Valley Of Stars (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Always behind, 10th of 14, 11l behind Ridayef (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Prime Contract (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 14, 12l behind Ashton Rose (9-10) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct '11.
Mctaggart (IRE) 18-1 (8-2) In rear, kept on without threatening under pressure from under 2f out, 9th of 16, 7l behind Precious Stone (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp sft in Oct.
King's Jester (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, some late headway into moderate 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 10l behind Sun Disc (9-0) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 gd in Sep '11.