Flavia Tatiana is Aidan O'Brien's only runner at the meeting but she went up an astonishing 11lb for her C&D victory late last month and couldn't quite cope on a return visit a week later. Total Excitement, who was beaten 5l in the first of those races, is 12lb better off and should get much closer but Key Breeze, a consistent if moderate handicapper for Kevin Ryan, looks a few pounds high in the weights. Saint By Day ran well from a poor draw on his penultimate start but disappointed on his most recent visit and Norther Bay is much better known as a chaser these days. MELODIE D'AMOUR is still a maiden after 13 starts but she's shown on her first two runs on Polytrack that there's a race to be won with her and the assessor appears to have given her a chance to finally get off the mark.
Avanti Albert (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, 10th travelling well 2f out, ridden in 6th 1f out, kept on well final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Strandfield Lady (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol.
Norther Bay (FR) 12-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 7th early, weakened approaching straight, 14th of 16, 19l behind Miss Eze (9-13) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 gd in Jul '10.
Black N Brew (USA) 25-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, 17th of 18, 24l behind Rock Critic (9-11) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, some late headway into 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 9l behind Strandfield Lady (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol.
Flavia Tatiana (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 2f out, soon led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Reggae Rock (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (55-80) (3yo+) pol.
Leaves You Baby (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 10th of 14, 15l behind Strandfield Lady (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol.
Pivotal Rock (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, driven along entering straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 9l behind Winning Impact (9-4) at Roscommon 7f hcp 50-85 sft in Sep.
Prince Of Fashion (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Prominent, disputed halfway, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 21st of 22, 36l behind Tupelo Honey (9-4) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80 sft in Oct.
Key Breeze 7-2 (9-5) Dwelt, mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, hd behind Tiger Webb (9-6) at Redcar 1m 2f clm stks (6) gd.
Slade (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Always behind, 8th of 9, 17l behind Casbah Rock (10-0) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Mount Abora (IRE) 11-2 (9-13) Settled towards rear, ridden early straight, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 9th of 14, 5l behind Ancient Sands (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Melodie D'Amour (IRE) 7-2fav (10-0) Led, headed after 4f, ridden to lead again over 2f out, headed under 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Shake The Bucket (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-70 pol in Oct.
Saint By Day (IRE) 4-1fav (10-0) Mid-division, went 5th 2f out, soon ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 9l behind Acushladear (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Total Excitement (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway entering straight, 4th 2f out, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, no impression leaders, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Flavia Tatiana (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-70 pol in Oct.
Alubari 8-1 (9-9) Keen tracked leader, led 8f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 20l behind Transfer (8-5) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Gort Na Mona (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra over 2f out, 11th of 22, 10l behind Tupelo Honey (9-4) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80 sft in Oct.
The Fox Tully (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway into 6th 4f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Mutasareb (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol.