Table Forty Six has a mountain to climb on official ratings but the remaining trio are very closely matched and this could boil down to tactics. Fran Berry was on board when AKASAKA easily beat Baitsileir over a mile here a fortnight ago and retains the ride. The runner-up is better over today's trip and Ricky Whelan's claim will be a help but he was firmly put in his place by the winner and the placings should be confirmed. Spin Of A Coin wasn't far behind the selection here in January and has been running well since, scoring over the C&D the following month. He's certainly no forlorn hope and won't be beaten far if at all.
Akasaka (IRE) 10-11fav (10-0) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead 1 1/2f out, ridden and kept on strongly final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m clm stks pol in Mar beating Baitsileir (9-9) by 5l, 6 ran.
Spin Of A Coin (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 2l behind Keep It Cool (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Mar.
Baitsileir (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Akasaka (10-0) at Dundalk 1m clm stks pol in Mar.
Table Forty Six (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 7th 6f out, weakened from 4f out, 8th of 12, 23l behind Run With The Wind (8-8) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 50-80 gd in Mar.