Several of these ran in the race here a week ago won by Hawkswood. The winner had previously been disappointing but did nothing wrong and the handicapper has only raised him 4lb. Third-placed Word For Word once again found little and a strike-rate of 1-25 tells its own story but COACH BOMBAY, who started favourite, appeared undone by exaggerated waiting tactics and can gain compensation as he looked very progressive when scoring a few days earlier. Lupa Montana and Petit Roque were well beaten but Zero Euro has run two decent races over a mile here recently and the longer trip is likely to suit. Rayhani, four times a winner on the Flat, has been racing over fences and may not have the pace for this nowadays.
Vinniespride (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, last of 10, 20l behind Three Bards (8-8) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Lupa Montana (USA) 20-1 (9-8) Rear of mid-division on inner, never a factor, 11th of 14, 10l behind Hawkswood (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Hawkswood 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on inner racing keenly, 3rd halfway, smooth headway to lead 2f out, ridden and strongly pressed inside final furlong, held on, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol beating Indian Scout (9-4) by hd, 14 ran.
Rayhani (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Led after 2f, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra, 7th of 10, 6l behind Regal Tramp (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
All About Timing (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Dwelt and towards rear, pushed along after halfway, kept on one pace in straight without threatening, 6th of 11, 7l behind Six Silver Lane (9-1) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gf in Sep.
Word For Word (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 6th early straight, went 2nd briefly 1f out, 3rd and no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Hawkswood (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Coach Bombay (IRE) 5-2fav (8-9) Held up towards rear, some headway early straight and 9th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2l behind Hawkswood (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Petit Roque (FR) 28-1 (8-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 9th of 14, 7l behind Hawkswood (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Zero Euro (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Samollie (8-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Bessie Lou (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Towards rear early, saddle soon slipped, keen hold, prominent after 5f, led from 6f out, headed and almost unseated rider over 2f out, no extra and rider came home without irons, 10th of 12, 29l behind Bay Swallow (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f flls hcp 50-75 gf in Jun.
Golan Heights (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) With leader, lost place over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 11, well behind Visions Of Johanna (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Kims Dream (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 6th entering straight, no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 9l behind Night Singer (9-0) at Cork 1m app hcp 50-70 gf.
King Of Kilberry (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 14, 8l behind Coach Bombay (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.