Five C&D winners take each other on though the best of them on recent form is FARMLEIGH HOUSE. He had Almadaa, Knock Stars and Copper Dock behind when scoring here three weeks ago and can confirm running despite today's worse terms. Copper Dock has since franked the form with a victory here on Wednesday and carries a penalty while My Good Brother added to his Wolverhampton success with a C&D win last month but faces a much tougher task off a 9lb higher mark.
Farmleigh House (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 4th early straight and headway to lead 1f out, soon edged left and kept on well, won at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov beating Elusive Ridge (9-9) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Almadaa 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, ridden over 1f out and no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Farmleigh House (8-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Copper Dock (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, travelled best straight, led and stayed on well from under 1f out, held on at the finish, won at Dundalk 6f Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol beating Mea Parvitas (8-8) by hd, 12 ran.
Knock Stars (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and switched right in 6th over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong to go 4th close home, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Farmleigh House (8-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
My Good Brother (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, closed on leader 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov beating Whatyoumaycallit (8-10) by 3/4l, 14 ran.