Several of these could do with another furlong but not GREY DANUBE, who scored over the C&D last month. That was his first start in a handicap and he attracted some support so a 5lb rise doesn't look excessive and he's taken to complete the double. Harry Trotter deserved his victory over Atticus Finch in January and the runner-up has won subsequently but the handicapper has taken no chances with him and he was behind Slim Chance when the latter made a winning debut at Down Royal last July. Choral Society has never run over a trip this short but Khaos made a winning debut over the C&D in September and competed at a much higher level later. He's definitely one to watch with his rider's claim a bonus.
Khaos (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 10l behind Nocturnal Affair (9-11) at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol in Oct.
Harry Trotter (IRE) 4-9fav (9-5) Soon led and disputed, led over 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, asserted over 1f out, kept on final furlong, reduced advantage and pressed close home, won at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Jan beating Atticus Finch (9-5) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Mount Meru 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 13th of 14, 9l behind Banner Road (8-8) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol in Dec.
Slim Chance (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Waited with in rear, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from under 2f out, 5th of 7, 9l behind Coolnagree (8-7) at Curragh 7f 3yo ext hcp in Mar.
Felina (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 12, 8l behind Pencil Hill (8-12) at Dundalk 5f Apprentice Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) pol.
Pierre D'or (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 6th on outer 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 9th of 13, 7l behind Hestian (9-3) at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Sep.
Feathers and Bows (USA) 11-2 (8-4) Keen early and settled back in mid-division, 5th 2f out, pushed along in 7th 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 4l behind Slade Power (9-7) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp gf.
Choral Society (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway under 2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Patrimonium (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Feb.
Perfect Godess (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 10l behind Mount Meru (9-6) at Down Royal 7f 2yo hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Led, headed after 2f out, regained lead halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Footprint (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp 50-75 pol.
Grey Danube (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Keen hold to chased leaders, 2nd halfway, challenged 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, ridden and kept on well from over 1f out, won at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol in Mar beating Ferryview Place (9-12) by 1l, 9 ran.
Fibril (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, never a factor, kept on in straight without threatening, 8th of 14, 8l behind Coolnagree (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp 50-80 in Oct.
Jkt Prince (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, hung left over 1f out, soon 2nd, no chance with winner when weakened and lost 2 places closing stages, 4th of 8, 3l behind Forest Edge (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Further Proof 50-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 17th of 18, 33l behind Takar (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn sft in Nov.
Sunrise Song (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on into 5th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 10l behind Nero Emperor (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.