Many of these are old pals and have bumped into each other on numerous occasions. The classy and generally consistent Six Of Hearts doesn't have a brilliant Polytrack strike-rate but ran very well behind Duff here three weeks ago and can never be ruled out. He had The Reaper a short-head behind that evening with Tornadodancer just behind and it's the latter who comes out best at these weights despite an incredible 9lb rise for that effort. Five Star Junior has been running well enough on turf this summer but is better on Polytrack as a 7lb higher rating indicates though it's fellow UK raider WHAT ABOUT YOU who catches the eye at the bottom of the handicap. Richard Fahey's charge, a winner at Wolverhampton last November, has been competing in very tough handicaps on turf and looks to be well in for his return to Polytrack. Fahey also runs Johannes, who has dropped in the weights after a long barren spell. while recent winners My Girl Anna and Flic Flac are others to consider in a wide-open event.
Six of Hearts 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway into 5th over 1f out, kept on final furlong without reaching winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Duff (9-1) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol.
Peahen 16-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace, 14th of 25, 27l behind Maarek (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp sft in Sep.
The Reaper (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Prominent, 4th 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Nocturnal Affair (9-11) at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol.
Bajan Tryst (USA) 33-1 (9-2) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, 11th of 20, 8l behind Sirius Prospect (9-5) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Five Star Junior (USA) 28-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 21, 3l behind Internationaldebut (9-9) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Gossamer Seed (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, kept on same pace final furlong without troubling leaders, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Eton Rifles (9-4) at Curragh 6f Listed stks (1) sft.
Luisant 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, no extra over 1f out, weakened, 13th of 14, 5l behind Flic Flac (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol.
Timeless Call (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Mid-division, no impression in 8th when short of room inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 6l behind Nocturnal Affair (9-11) at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol.
Flic Flac (IRE) 6-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway to lead narrowly 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, joined on line, won at Dundalk 7f hcp pol deadheating with Sunset Beauty (8-12), 14 ran.
Johannes (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace close home, 4th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Internationaldebut (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Knock Stars (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Towards rear, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 4l behind Nocturnal Affair (9-11) at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol.
Tornadodancer (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Duff (9-1) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol.
My Girl Anna (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 2f out, ridden to lead under 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (50-95) (3yo+) sft beating Jedward (8-13) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
What About You (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 19, 2 1/2l behind Swiss Dream (8-10) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Tell The Wind (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, soon ridden and no extra from 1 1/2f out, 10th of 14, 19l behind Below Zero (8-11) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.
Quinmaster (USA) 25-1 (8-13) Towards rear, some headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Flic Flac (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol.
Jembatt (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden into 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Big Bad Lily (8-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp 60-90 pol in Sep.