General Bunching returned to winning ways over the course and distance earlier this month but has a 6lb rise to contend with and the runner-up Coach Bombay should get much closer. LORD KENMARE, who finished third, was impeded when making his challenge and can take his revenge on the revised terms and gain his sixth victory on the track. Fourth-placed Patrolman was having his first start since December and can also go well. Cristy's Call has now been a beaten favourite in three starts since scoring comfortably over the track and trip in January but hasn't been far away in any of them. Boronia has been gradually improving and with her light weight looks best of the remainder.
Cristy's Call (IRE) 5-2fav (9-13) Mid-division, 9th 4f out, ridden 2f out and went 5th early final furlong, kept on under pressure, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Table Forty Six (8-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Valley Queen 33-1 (8-13) Broke well and settled in mid-division, 12th early straight and ridden to go 7th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 8l behind Conan's Rock (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 47-75 hvy.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 6-1 (9-12) Dwelt and held up in rear, ridden in moderate 12th 2f out, went 7th on outer 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to go 3rd close home, never nearer, 3rd of 14, 4l behind General Bunching (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Bejeweled (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Posh Boy (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Patrolman (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden and headway on outer entering straight, went 6th on outer 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 14, 4l behind General Bunching (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Undecided (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, soon ridden and dropped to rear over 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 10th of 11, 8l behind Revolution (9-2) at Dundalk 1m app hcp pol in Mar.
General Bunching (USA) 11-2 (9-2) Mid-division, headway 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, led 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol beating Coach Bombay (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden in moderate 10th on outer entering straight, moderate 9th 1f out, no extra, 8th of 14, 7l behind Six Silver Lane (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th over 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Six Silver Lane (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Coach Bombay (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd 4f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind General Bunching (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Boronia (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge early straight and led over 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 14, hd behind Table Forty Six (8-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Calle Aneto (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Led, joined 4f out, led again entering straight, soon ridden, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind General Bunching (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Kingdomforthebride (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Prominent, 2nd approaching straight, lost place and weakened from under 2f out, 9th of 12, 34l behind Daliyan (9-9) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hvy.
Orion's Might (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ran freely, pulled way into 2nd halfway and disputed 4f out, ridden and headed early straight, weakened, eased final furlong, 12th of 14, 16l behind Table Forty Six (8-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Merry Mast (USA) 4-1fav (9-11) Towards rear, ridden entering straight, last on outer 2f out, some modest late headway final furlong, 8th of 14, 8l behind General Bunching (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Sceilg (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Mid-division on inner, ridden in 7th entering straight, moderate 5th 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 14, 11l behind Breathe Easy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Cheers Buddy (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Very slowly away and in rear, no impression from halfway, some modest late progress into moderate 8th 1f out, kept on, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Six Silver Lane (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.