FLAVIA TATIANA profited from lenient handicap rating when scoring over C&D three runs ago but she has been far from disgraced in a couple of subsequent outings off her revised mark. Aidan O'Brien's filly looks the one to beat again as she appears to have the beating of last month's C&D second Master Melody on a line through Elizabeth Coffee. Blewit is edging up the weights, despite not winning, while Gort Na Mona disappointed at Navan in October and hasn't raced since. Bleuker wasn't beaten far on his first start on this surface in September, however, and is now 3lb lower. He could easily reward each-way support.
Flavia Tatiana (IRE) 7-2fav (9-10) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and kept on one pace in straight, not trouble leaders, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Key Breeze (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Nov.
Tidal Star 2-1 (9-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, no extra and lost two places inside final, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Memorabilia (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Master Melody (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, kept on final furlong without matching winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Elizabeth Coffee (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Nov.
Gort Na Mona (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra over 2f out, 11th of 22, 10l behind Tupelo Honey (9-4) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80 sft in Oct.
Piece D'or (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, 4th early straight, soon no impression and dropped to 7th 1f out, 8th of 14, 13l behind Acushladear (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Cat Fire (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 16th of 18, 46l behind Fred Fenster (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 50-80 sft in Oct.
Gemara (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, headway on outer from early straight, went 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Bendzoldan (8-5) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo hcp 50-80 sft in Sep '10.
Blewit (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Knockgraffon Lad (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Baiadilla Beach (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden in 10th 3f out, moderate 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 9l behind Justification (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Amhrann Ellen (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 14, 13l behind Elizabeth Coffee (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Nov.
Brecan Boy (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Prominent, 3rd entering straight, 5th under pressure 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 13, 15l behind Late Debate (8-13) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp 50-80 in Jun.
Cailin Coillteach 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 4l behind Liberty To Rock (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Bleuker (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Mid-division, 10th early straight, went 6th under pressure 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Gap Of Dunloe (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Indian Luck (IRE) 28-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, headway on inner entering straight, ridden in 8th and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 8l behind Eastern Rules (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
The Fourth Of May (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Chased leaders early, dropped to 8th halfway, soon weakened, last of 14, 26l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Oct.
First Friday (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Eastern Rules (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Caolan (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders on outer, 4th halfway, no extra from early straight, weakened, 13th of 14, 18l behind Ashton Rose (9-10) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.