PYROMANIAC had shown virtually nothing until scoring here three weeks ago when well supported. The assessor hasn't gone overboard with a 5lb rise and a follow-up looks likely. The veteran Maal hasn't been able to get his head in front and has been climbing the weights due to his consistency but Reckless Lad finally got off the mark here last month and looks one to stick with now on the score-sheet. Secret Locket, runner-up in that latter event, has been beaten twice subsequently while Cheers Buddy looks held by the selection on latest running.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Very slowly away and in rear, always behind, never a factor, last of 14, 22l behind Lord Kenmare (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Maal (IRE) 4-1fav (9-11) Tracked leaders, a little keen, 3rd before straight, 2nd 1f out, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Happy Anniversary (9-2) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Pyromaniac (IRE) 9-2fav (9-8) Chased leaders, driven along 4f out, ridden in close 6th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, stayed on well under pressure to lead inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol beating Royal Beauty (8-11) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Irish Spirit (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders early and mid-division halfway, 8th approaching straight and no extra from 2f out, 11th of 12, 14l behind Street Party (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol.
Miller Beach 12-1 (9-8) Settled towards rear, some headway early straight and 8th 1f out, kept on same pace into 6th final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Rose Angel (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Cheers Buddy (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up, 12th before straight, ridden to go moderate 8th over 1f out, kept on, 6th of 13, 5l behind Have A Nice Day (9-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Reckless Lad (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear, closer in 9th 2f out, ridden to go 4th 1f out, stayed on well to lead near line, won at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct beating Secret Locket (9-5) by nk, 14 ran.
Phils Wish (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Led, ridden entering straight, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened and eased final furlong, 9th of 14, 13l behind Rose Angel (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Secret Locket (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Soon mid-division, 8th before straight, ridden in 6th over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Have A Nice Day (9-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Kingdomforthebride (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, 7th 2f out, went 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Woodsophiesmile (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
The Hamptons (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Dwelt and slowly into stride, 13th halfway, ridden along and some headway on outer approaching straight, no threat from 2f out, 10th of 14, 20l behind Lady Lyrath (9-0) at Listowel 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Sep.
Whatyoumaycallit (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Soon trailing in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 9th of 14, 7l behind Under Review (9-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.