Edamame could only finish second in a three-runner race three weeks ago but the winner, Prince Connoisseur, is quite well regarded so it could have been a fair effort. Shinyhappyjohn showed a bit more over the track and trip last time but was just behind Osuileabhain, who has since been well beaten. REPRESENT YOURSELF has been put in at a realistic claiming price and her close third over the course and distance in December has been given a boost by the subsequent victory of the runner-up. She should be up to this though watch the betting for Patty Paige, who has shown more promise than her form figures suggest and has changed stables.
Edamame (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leader throughout, ridden over 2f out, kept on without reaching winner from over 1f out, 2nd of 3, 1l behind Prince Connoisseur (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan.
Rust Never Sleeps (IRE) Papal Bull gelding out of Notaseasy.
Shinyhappyjohn 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, soon ridden, under pressure and edged right over 1f out, kept on one pace in 3rd final furlong but no impression on easy winner, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Soft Power (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan.
Osuileabhain 20-1 (9-0) Prominent, soon 3rd, dropped to 5th from 2f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 7l behind Lone Star (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol.
Patty Paige (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out, 7th of 16, 9l behind Avenue Gabriel (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.
Represent Yourself (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden over 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Pretty Angel (9-9) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol in Dec.
Romantic Melody (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, last of 7, 11l behind Pretty Angel (9-9) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol in Dec.
Water Sprite (IRE) Papal Bull filly out of Wish Upon A Star.