It's about time Like Magic was losing his maiden tag on the all-weather and has dropped slightly in the ratings but he had every chance here last week and was run out of it close home. DOONARD PRINCE has never had much luck with the draw around here and isn't particularly well berthed this time but he's making good progress and a 4lb rise for his recent victory looks manageable. He can complete the double though Red Laser generally performs well here and was only caught in the final strides over a mile last time. Bangalore Prince hasn't won a race of any description in 19 starts despite having dropped to a lowly mark but Refuse Colette hasn't had much experience on the surface so it was a good effort to finish third here last time.
Like Magic (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Prominent, travelling well to dispute lead 2f out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed under 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Inishmot Duchess (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Fast On (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Always behind, last of 13, 29l behind Alvar (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Indigo Iris (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Waited with, ridden towards rear into straight and soon no impression, 12th of 13, 15l behind Hes Our Music (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Dec.
Doonard Prince (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Soon chased leaders, closer in 4th 2f out, ridden in 3rd under 1f out, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol beating Sophies Echo (8-11) by hd, 14 ran.
Red Laser (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Always prominent, challenged and on terms 1 1/2f out, soon led, pressed and headed closing stages, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Dimitar (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Nureyev's Boy (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Took keen hold and soon chased leader in 2nd, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 27l behind Balmont Flyer (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Rhiannon (IRE) 4-1fav (8-7) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 11th of 14, 8l behind Bensoon (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Wellmarked (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 9th of 13, 8l behind Sweet Annathea (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Ned's Indian (IRE) 40-1 (9-10) Mid-division best, 8th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind Coilogshakeysirgin (9-10) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Bangalore Prince (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Soon tracked leaders, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 13, 4l behind Sweet Annathea (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Catch A Peach (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, no impression straight, 11th of 15, 13l behind Knights Templar (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Oct.
Refuse Colette (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Soon chased leaders in 6th, closed from under 2f out, no impression from under 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Sweet Annathea (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no extra, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Waterloo Sunrise (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Tamujin (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Waited with, closed to chase leaders from 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Wild China (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Mea Parvitas (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, closer in 6th 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Doonard Prince (8-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Baffles Brains (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Dwelt, never better than mid-division, 8th of 14, 8l behind Balmont Flyer (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Legal Lyric (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra 1 1/2f out, last of 14, 8l behind Benbecula (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.