MARTY'S MAGIC had shown promise in bumpers before becoming disappointing. He did much better when a close third to Shield over 2m here in January, when Luso's Way was well beaten, and could at last be starting to fulfil his potential. He's handed the vote over Ebadani, who couldn't quite get to the odds-on Heirloom on his final start on this track in July when Catchy Lass, who has been frustrating but stayed on strongly over 1m3f here last month, was a couple of lengths behind. Sinour has shown some potential and may do best of the remainder.
Marty's Magic (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway on outer into 6th 3f out, soon ridden, 4th on outer 2f out, disputed 2nd briefly 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Shield (9-12) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Jan.
Sopotsomespot (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Went right leaving stalls and very slowly away, in rear, some progress 3f out, ridden in moderate 7th 2f out, kept on one paced, 5th of 11, 12l behind Shield (9-12) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Jan.
Thornfield (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, improved to be close up from before 5th, no extra from before 3 out where not fluent, eased, tailed off, 21st of 23, well behind Aklan (11-10) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Too Straight (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Chased clear leader in 5th, closer after halfway, ridden 4f and no extra early straight, 8th of 11, 36l behind Wither Hills (9-10) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol.
Chinanigans (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and in rear, moderate 11th 3f out, soon ridden, moderate 7th 2f out, no impression, 7th of 14, 12l behind Breathe Easy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Ebadani (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, ridden early straight and went 2nd 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Heirloom (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Jul.
Lioneer (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden 3f out, weakened, 4th of 5, 40l behind Jan Van Eyck (9-4) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo stk gd in Aug.
One O'clock Jump 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders and took keen hold early, weakened quickly from 3f out, 17th of 18, well behind Tonabrocky (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn in Oct.
Rocky Bleier Rock Of Gibraltar gelding out of Partly Sunny.
Sinour (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) In rear, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 5l behind Cool Athlete (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Catchy Lass (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders, improved into 2nd entering straight, ridden in close 2nd 2f out, strongly pressed winner over 1f otu, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Breathe Easy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Doonhamer (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened 4f out, completely tailed off, last of 12, well behind Measureofmydreams (12-0) at Navan 2m N H flat.
Luso's Way (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th 3f out, 6th 2f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 17l behind Shield (9-12) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Jan.
Sixteen Again (IRE) Amadeus Wolf filly out of Remiss.