Circumstances begins her handicap career on a high mark considering she was beaten 10l at Dundalk in February. Danequest landed a nursery over the C&D in September and has gone quite well since so it's a surprise that he's 2lb lower here. He'll make a bold bid from the front and must be respected but QUEENSCLIFF looks the one to be on. David Wachman's filly has been described as a slow learner and was very well supported when making her handicap debut from a mark of 55 at Dundalk last month. She won impressively that day and an 11lb rise doesn't look enough to prevent a follow-up. Fluidity looks the type to do better this season and could snatch a place while Fastidious wasn't suited by 6f on soft ground on his final start at the Curragh in September and should do much better here.
Circumstances (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and challenged 2f out, soon headed, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 11l behind Destiny's Child (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Feb.
Fastidious 11-2 (9-3) Always towards rear, eased inside final furlong, last of 10, 12l behind Battleroftheboyne (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo hcp in Sep.
Fluidity 9-4fav (9-0) Prominent and raced very keenly, 2nd halfway, ridden early straight, no extra inside final furlong, weakened, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Beat The Ballot (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Irish Fling (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Soon led, headed under 2f out and soo no extra, weakened, 9th of 14, 11l behind Katevan (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Sep.
Desertcougar (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, edged left 2f out, hanging but kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Choral Society (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks pol in Nov.
Kingdomforthebride (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Unruly stalls, chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 11l behind Battleroftheboyne (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo hcp in Sep.
Rasputin (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no extra, 10th of 13, 14l behind Queenscliff (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Mar.
Baffles Brains (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 6th of 7, 6l behind Penniston Line (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Mar.
Danequest (IRE) 9-4fav (8-4) Led, strongly pressed and headed over 1 1/2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Cnocan Diva (9-1) at Limerick 1m hcp 50-80 gd in Mar.
Queenscliff (IRE) 5-2fav (8-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out, stayed on to lead 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Mar beating Samollie (8-1) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Regal Tie (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 7th and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 18, 19l behind Twirl (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Nov.
Brog Deas (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, no impression from 2f out, 12th of 30, 9l behind Redoutable (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks in Mar.
The Kernigal (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 6l behind Banner Road (8-8) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol in Dec.
Loopdeloo (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th early, no extra from 2f out, 14th of 15, 40l behind Amira's Prince (9-5) at Curragh 1m 3yo mdn in Mar.
Allusive Power (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 8l behind Elusive In Paris (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 2yo pol in Oct.
Crouching Harry (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 3rd 4f out, soon ridden and weakened quickly, last of 15, well behind Mayhem Freddie (7-11) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in Mar.
Ancelotti (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, 14th of 19, 31l behind Call To Battle (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
Dayrina (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Rear of mid-division, driven along approaching straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 22l behind Indigo River (8-12) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut sft in Aug.
Roman Locket (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Slowly away and in rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 12l behind Queenscliff (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Mar.