Jim Bolger has had an incredible year and CONFIDENT CUB can keep up the good work. Just touched off over 1m2f on heavy ground at Roscommon, he was mugged on the line when attempting to concede 12lb to Clare Harrier over the C&D last month when Sophies Echo was just behind and a 3lb rise shouldn't prevent him going one better. Gagnant has only had four starts on the surface but has been running well enough to get into the shake-up though Dimitar could be more of a threat as he was very unlucky in-running over the C&D last time. Fleeting Moment has a poor strike-rate but Red Laser hasn't had much experience and can make his presence felt.
Jeangeorges (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, no extra from under 2f out, last of 14, 23l behind Silverlord (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Nov.
Whatever It Takes (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 10l behind Parramatta (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (55-70) (3yo+) pol in Oct.
Dimitar (USA) 10-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, some headway early straight but not clear run from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong without getting a clear run, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Thebarberkelly (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Gagnant (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on final furlong to 3rd on line, 3rd of 14, 2l behind The Reek (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Confident Cub (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden in 9th entering straight, headway into 4th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong and every chance close home, headed by winner on line, 2nd of 14, shd behind Clare Harrier (8-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Black N Brew (USA) 20-1 (9-10) Soon mid-division, 7th before straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 10th of 14, 7l behind Balmont Flyer (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Fleeting Moment (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out, 8th of 14, 4l behind Cristy's Call (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Red Laser (IRE) 4-1fav (8-11) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, ridden when bumped under 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 14, 10l behind Thebarberkelly (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Roter Baron (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, weakened, 8th of 13, 19l behind Sidereus Nuncius (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Intyre Trail (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Thebarberkelly (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Sophies Echo (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to lead early straight, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, no extra and headed close home, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Clare Harrier (8-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Caracal 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 2nd entering straight, led 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Asian Wing (8-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol.
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.
Hazelivius (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Prominent, lost place and no extra from 2f out, last of 14, 10l behind Balmont Flyer (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Daisy Mountain (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Raced wide close up, ridden and outpaced halfway, driven and stayed on final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Flying Pickets (8-13) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Bangalore Diamond (IRE) 11-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Piece of Cake 11-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced on outside over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 25l behind Ursula (9-2) at Southwell 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) fbs in Jul.