Alvar has had 16 career starts, all but two on this track. He's won twice but was hit with a 10lb rise for last month's success and couldn't quite cope on his latest start. Tamujin has now gone a dozen starts without winning but came very close when runner-up to Cookie Crumbles a fortnight ago. He's been handed a 3lb rise in the weights and may not be capable of coping with DOONARD PRINCE. Liz Doyle's charge caught Sophies Echo in the dying strides over 7f last month and was staying on strongly over that trip on his latest start two weeks later. He looks well enough treated to go in again though Stoichkhov, who finished just in front of him last time, has to be a threat.
Alvar (USA) 3-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, under pressure in close 3rd when hampered final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Cash Or Casualty (9-0) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol.
Jeangeorges (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, last of 14, 22l behind Cookie Crumbles (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Toufan Express 12-1 (9-6) Chased leader in 5th, closer early straight and ridden in 3rd over 1f out, no impression on first 2 inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Alvar (9-2) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Elusive Gent (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, disputed 3rd final furlong, 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Khyber Pass (9-6) at Dundalk 7f 4yo stk pol.
Aragorn Icon (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened straight, last of 14, 6l behind Love Nest (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.
Khelino (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway entering straight, switched left and went 4th over 1f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Atlas Peak (8-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Perfect Surprise (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Led early, chased leader in 2nd, ridden and no extra early straight, weakened, 11th of 13, 13l behind Alvar (9-2) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Doonard Prince (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden into 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Red Laser (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Flower Bouquet (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden in 9th 2f out, no impression, 9th of 14, 11l behind Stronger Than Me (9-6) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Tamujin (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, switched to rail 2f out, 5th and not clear run 1f out, ridden and kept on well final furlong, just held, 2nd of 14, hd behind Cookie Crumbles (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into close 2nd 2f out, under pressure in 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on to dispute 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Red Laser (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Esytopolishadimond (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Towards rear, 8th on outer early straight, no impression and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 12, 8l behind Atlas Peak (8-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Yellow Road (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon rapid headway to track leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd early straight and no extra from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 3l behind Atlas Peak (8-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.