Eddie Lynam complicates matters by saddling Lady Mega, Caso Do Lago and Mr Good Guy, all with chances. However, BEAUTY'S FORTE, who was finishing so strongly when runner-up to Caso Do Lago over 7f here last month that it's a surprise to see him dropping down in trip, has a 10lb pull which looks enough to reverse the form and take this. The winner completed a double three weeks ago when Dark Skies was beaten around 5l. Lady Mega was receiving 15lb including jockeys allowance when successful over the course and distance last week and though Robbie Downey can claim his 7lb his mount may be a little high in the weights. Kilruane Shea showed real promise on his debut over 5f at Down Royal in May and though not quite matching that effort in subsequent starts he makes his handicap debut on a very lowly mark, as does Mr Good Guy, who is by no means the outsider of the Lynam trio.
Lady Mega (IRE) 3-1fav (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th on outer 2f out, 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, led near line, won at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol beating Have A Great Day (9-5) by ns, 14 ran.
Caso Do Lago (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Disputed lead early, soon led, in command 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Oct beating Aru Cha Cha (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Go Placidly (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Soon led in far side group, headed and dropped to 7th over 1f out, no extra, 11th of 12, 18l behind Golden Amber (9-0) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
Mr Good Guy (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Keen hold and soon disputed lead, headed over 1f out, soon dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Persian Caliph (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Sep.
Dark Skies (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Soon mid-division, 8th before straight, 6th under pressure and no impression from 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 5l behind Caso Do Lago (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol in Oct.
Beauty's Forte (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Soon chased leaders, in pursuit of winner in 2nd from under 1f out, stayed on well, just failed, 2nd of 14, hd behind Caso Do Lago (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol in Oct.
Kilruane Shea (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) A bit keen, soon tracked leaders, 5th and pushed along into straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 9l behind Craftsman (9-5) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn aut hvy in Sep.
Fight U For It (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, pushed along and no impression entering straight, 12th of 14, 12l behind Blue Hussar (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks sft.