RUMMAGING, who was narrowly beaten by the 107-rated Brendan Bracken at Down Royal in June, should make a winning handicap debut after winning his maiden much more easily than the head verdict suggests here in October. La Belle Maison showed her liking for this surface when just touched off by Mona Brown last month and the drop in trip shouldn't do much harm. Lord Kenmare rarely races over a trip this short and has been staying on over a mile recently but Greek Canyon has plenty of speed and will be better for last month's run, his first since July.
Core Element (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 10th of 13, 10l behind Lily's Angel (9-0) at Dundalk 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Nov.
Greek Canyon (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Mid-division, 8th on outer and driven along early straight, no extra, 11th of 13, 13l behind Farmleigh House (8-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Rummaging (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Soon raced in 6th, progress under 2f out and not much room, soon switched, challenged between horses inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead near finish, won at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Nov beating Khyber Pass (9-5) by hd, 13 ran.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Mid-division, moderate 5th halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 11, 35l behind Hurricane Twister (8-3) at Tipperary 7f hcp 60-100 hvy in Oct.
La Belle Maison (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd on inner, 4th early straight, ridden to go 2nd 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Mona Brown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Toufan Express 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, weakened from 3f out, 13th of 14, 10l behind Golden Shoe (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 11-2 (9-6) In rear, last and pushed along entering straight, progress from 1 1/2f out, 7th 1f out, closing on leaders when not clear run inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Golden Shoe (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.