Pre Tax Profit had some really good form here last summer before being sent to Wolverhampton to lose his maiden tag. There's no better trainer in Ireland for getting one ready than Reginald Roberts so the market is best watched for clues to his fitness. Rigid Rock is now just 2lb higher than when scoring over the track and trip in November so he must be on the short-list though he was just behind Sujet Bellagio here last time. The latter showed amazing pace on that occasion as he has reverted from hurdling and was only caught in the final furlong. Last Minute Lisa has been going well at Wolverhampton while DANSILI DUAL, a winner over 5f at Windsor last summer, was having his first start for Tommy Carmody here last month when finding the mile too far. He'll be better for that and gets the vote over Moss Top, who produced a fine run in a nursery here in November. Phebes Wish didn't need a prep run before scoring last season but is now 23lb higher.
Phebes Wish (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 5th 1f out, kept on, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Lake George (8-10) at Curragh 7f App hcp in Sep.
Jouster (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Soon led, clear approaching straight, reduced lead and strongly 1 1/2f out, headed and kept on same pace from 1f out, 6th of 14, 4l behind Bualadh Croi (8-7) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol.
Pre Tax Profit (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Prominent, led over 4f out, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep beating Strong Man (9-2) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Rigid Rock (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Close up, challenged from 2f out, soon on terms, headed and kept on same pace from under 1f out, 4th of 9, 3l behind Almadaa (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Sujet Bellagio 16-1 (8-8) Soon led, pressed from 2f out, soon joined, headed and kept on same pace from under 1f out, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Almadaa (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Dansili Dual (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd for much, no impression and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 6th of 10, 6l behind Relay (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Feb.
Moss Top (IRE) 7-2fav (9-8) Close up throughout, challenged from 2f out, kept on without matching winner closing stages, 2nd of 13, hd behind Longfield Lad (9-10) at Dundalk 6f 2yo hcp pol in Nov.
Tubbertown King (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 11l behind Sophies Echo (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Last Minute Lisa (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Prominent, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden and switched right well inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Hazard Warning (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Denbigh Raur (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Prominent and led before halfway, raced keenly, strongly pressed and headed under 2f out, no extra, 6th of 14, 10l behind Clancy Avenue (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Feb.