Settle For Red finally got reward for consistency a fortnight ago when he had Punches Pious just over a length back in third but a 6lb rise makes things more difficult and the latter can reverse the form. Badger Daly is only slowly dropping in the weights and was behind Busalla when they ran into an in-form rival in Maontri a fortnight ago. It's a surprise to see the latter dropping in the ratings and he is on the shortlist. ELJOWZAH has been running well without quite getting there and this could be her chance to lose her maiden tag from her lowest ever mark. Wagadoogoochoochoo scored over this trip at Gowran and has run well enough over 1m3f on her two recent starts here to suggest she can get into the picture.
Settle For Red (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to close 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, kept on well under pressure from over 1f out, all out, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol beating Cristy's Call (8-11) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Amazing Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Held up, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 10, 15l behind Maontri (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Badger Daly (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 3rd 3f out, ridden 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 10l behind Maontri (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Busalla (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Maontri (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Wagadoogoochoochoo (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, challenged 1f out, close 2nd and pressed leader final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Hello Humpfrey (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, closed and short of room under 2f out, soon eased, 13th of 14, 25l behind Bomber Jackson (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Eljowzah (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Mid-division, pushed along in 8th entering straight, soon ridden, 8th on outer 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Misty Lane (9-12) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Punches Pious (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden into 6th and closer 2f out, 3rd over 1f out, kept on final furlong without reaching leaders, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Settle For Red (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Towards rear on outer, ridden on outer entering straight, no impression, never a factor, 9th of 11, 6l behind Gallena (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Elusive Spring (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) Prominent and led before halfway, strongly pressed early straight and headed well over 1f out, no extra and weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 17l behind Legal Lyric (9-12) at Limerick 7f stks gd in Jun.
Fleeting Moment (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on inner, pushed along in 5th approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind La Oliva (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan '13.
Lily's Prince (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden into 7th under 2f out, switched out 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 11l behind Maontri (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Ruby Flipper (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed entering straight, weakened quickly, 13th of 14, 16l behind Tetard (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Runaiocht (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Dwelt and in rear, ridden entering straight, no impression, never a factor, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Misty Lane (9-12) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
The Hatter Glacken (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon no extra, last of 7, 11l behind The Firm (9-1) at Dundalk 1m mdn clm pol.
Only Exception (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride and rear, ridden halfway, soon no impression, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 8, 9l behind Settle For Red (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Burnwynd Boy 33-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, never a factor, 11th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Misty Lane (9-12) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.