BANGALORE DIAMOND is in sparkling form and almost defied a 5lb rise for last month's victory when just touched off by Richeleu. He has a few pounds to find on official ratings but should be up to it. He's Got Rhythm is well up to winning this at his best though another furlong wouldn't go amiss, nor would it for Enigma Code, who is held by David Marnane's charge on their run over 7f a year ago. Jouster has no problems with the trip and should be in the shake-up but the former Dandy Nicholls inmate Fol Hollow hasn't run since August.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 18-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 6l behind Akasaka (10-3) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol.
Armab (IRE) 80-1 (9-1) Rear of mid-division, weakened straight, last of 14, well behind Beat The Ballot (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Dec.
Bangalore Diamond (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 3rd 2f out, soon ridden, led 1f out, kept on until headed close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Richelieu (8-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Beau Amadeus (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 10th of 13, 8l behind Akasaka (10-3) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol.
Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 14, 6l behind Shukhov (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Dec.
Enigma Code (UAE) 9-1 (8-13) Soon led, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened, last of 10, 4 1/2l behind An Saighdiur (9-0) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol in Feb.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Led, driven and headed over 1f out, beaten when eased inside final furlong, last of 5, 16l behind Haajes (9-2) at Hamilton 5f clm stks (6) hvy in Aug.
Great Ability (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, weakened halfway, eased over 1f out, last of 9, 21l behind Whisky Bravo (9-3) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Aug '11.
Jouster (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Towards rear, 11th early, ran on without threatening under pressure final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Copper Dock (10-0) at Dundalk 6f Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Dec.
Missile Command (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders racing freely, 4th halfway, 3rd 2f out and soon ridden, no extra from 1f out and weakened, last of 8, 5l behind Stones Peak (8-9) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 hvy in Jul.
Ocean Drift (USA) 8-1 (8-6) Settled behind leaders in mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Thats A Fret (8-4) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol.
Silenceofthewind (USA) 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, no extra from 2f out, 7th of 11, 4l behind Core Element (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol.