Plenty with chances in an open handicap but now that LORD KENMARE has finally regained the winning thread he can follow-up last week's smooth victory with a 5lb penalty. Rose Angel also won at the same fixture and she's been raised 8lb but her penalty shouldn't prove too much of an inconvenience. Maal hasn't been able to get his head in front but has surprisingly been dropped 1lb in the weights after his latest second and it will be a shock if he isn't involved. Have A Nice Day is another who is a couple of pounds lower and just 2lb higher than his only success.
Have A Nice Day 8-1 (8-13) Towards rear, closer in 8th on outer and ridden 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Hes Our Music (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol.
Danseur De Feu (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Home Secretary (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 6-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway into 8th 2f out, soon ridden, went close 5th 1f out, stayed on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol beating Valley Queen (9-11) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Maal (IRE) 4-1fav (9-11) Tracked leaders, a little keen, 3rd before straight, 2nd 1f out, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Happy Anniversary (9-2) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Rose Angel (IRE) 9-2fav (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, all out near line, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol beating Whitethorne Scent (8-12) by hd, 14 ran.
Miller Beach 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 4th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, 5th and no extra from 1f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 11, 5l behind Lady O Malley (9-8) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp gd in Aug.
California Rose 8-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden on outer entering straight, 8th 2f out, 7th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Valley Queen (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Gold Tantrum (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Carried right leaving stalls, steady headway and tracked leaders on outer in 6th halfway, 4th early straight, soon ridden and no extra from well over 1f out, weakened and eased when beaten final furlong, 9th of 14, 22l behind Confident Cub (9-2) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Punches Pious (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 8l behind Red Laser (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 14, 6l behind Lord Kenmare (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Black N Brew (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 7th of 13, 9l behind Pyromaniac (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Elusive Leona (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, 9th of 14, 13l behind Hangar Five (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Table Forty Six (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and dropped to 4th entering straight, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 10th of 22, 8l behind Ancient Sands (10-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Paper Petal (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 35l behind Flight Ofthe Saker (9-7) at Sligo 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Vim (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) In rear, no impression from 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 14, 11l behind Rose Angel (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Gatamalata (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, joined 2f out, headed over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Lord Kenmare (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.