Not the best of races and the market may tell us more but SAGA EIGER has the best form in the book and has to be the selection. He didn't show much in his first two starts on Turf but did much better over this course and distance in December when a close third to Lily Of Kenmare and a repeat should be good enough. To Choose was around five lengths behind in that latter event but has since improved to finish runner-up to La Belle Maison so he looks a threat along with the jumper Ordinary Man, who has had something of a chequered career but has enough ability to make his presence felt. Knight Of Bangkok has never raced at a trip below 1m3f but has a few pieces of reasonable form to his credit and generally shows good pace before fading.
Athassel 25-1 (9-5) Waited with, 7th approaching straight, no impression 1 1/2f out, 11th of 14, 6l behind Benbecula (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Jan.
Knight Of Bangkok 4-1 (9-5) Led and soon clear with 2nd, reduced advantage 3f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 10, 10l behind Atmospheric High (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f 4yo stk pol.
Moreece (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden in 10th 3f out, no impression, 8th of 14, 29l behind Le Vent D'antan (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Jan.
Ordinary Man (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Refused to race, in a race won by Parramatta (9-12) at Laytown 7f mdn stks in Sep, 10 ran.
Saga Eiger (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Keen hold and chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Lily Of Kenmare (9-1) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Shalaman (IRE) Oratorio gelding out of Shalama.
Time May Tell (IRE) 50-1 (10-2) Chased leaders on outer, ridden from 4f out, soon weakened quickly, 15th of 16, well behind All That Rules (9-5) at Wexford 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Jul.
To Choose (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind La Belle Maison (9-2) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Maiden Stakes (4yo+) pol.
Catchy Lass (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 14, 5l behind Benbecula (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Jan.
Currentis (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened, last of 8, 36l behind Katiola (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f 3yo mdn gd in Jul.
Gold Tantrum (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, some headway into moderate 9th 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace straight, 8th of 14, 19l behind El Salvador (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol.
Lady X (IRE) Court Cave filly out of Irma La Douce.
Poly Pomona 25-1 (8-12) Raced wide, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, behind and eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Scarlet Belle (8-11) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Sretaw (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride and towards rear, 13th halfway, kept on one pace, 10th of 14, 16l behind Clancy Avenue (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol.
Ghostly Bright (USA) 50-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, no impression in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 6l behind La Belle Maison (9-2) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Maiden Stakes (4yo+) pol.