A very tricky three-year-old handicap but LAKE LOUISE, twice a winner on heavy going over this trip in October, should have come on for her reappearance here and is handed the vote. Miller Beach had shown some potential last year and should be winning soon judged on his comeback behind Maude Adams at the Curragh. Maudlin Magdalen wasn't far behind the selection at Navan in October and ran well on her reappearance at Dundalk so she has to go on the short-list along with Janna's Jingle, who is the type to do better in her second season.
How Splendid (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and no impression 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 11l behind Mizzava (9-0) at Limerick 7f 3yo fll mdn sft.
Janna's Jingle (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Close up, led before halfway, ridden and strongly pressed straight, narrowly headed 1 1/2f out, checked and eased entering final furlong, no extra, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Ballyorban (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Nov.
Miller Beach 16-1 (8-1) Mid-division, ridden and headway to go 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong without troubling principals, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Maude Adams (9-4) at Curragh 1m hcp 50-80.
Kiss Goodnight (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Stumbled early, never better than mid-division, 8th of 14, 17l behind Rapid Approach (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gd.
Lake Louise (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, closed 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 6l behind Morning With Ivan (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 gd.
Sheer Delight (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Led, strongly pressed and headed early straight, no impression in moderate 3rd 1f out, weakened, 9th of 11, 14l behind Ruler Of The World (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo mdn.
Target Acquired (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out and soon no extra, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 17l behind Pay Day Kitten (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut sft.
Lucky Kitten (USA) 16-1 (9-2) Disputed early, chased leader after 1f, dropped to 5th before halfway, ridden and no extra under 3f out, 6th of 10, 20l behind Fortify (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn sft in Mar.
Maxi Mac (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 10, 25l behind Spinacre (9-0) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut in Aug.
Windsor Queen (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leader, led halfway, ridden and challenged 1f out, headed final 150 yards, no extra, 7th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Zalty (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Indy Gal (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Always rear, ridden over 2f out and no extra from over 1f out, last of 7, 10l behind Moth (9-1) at Curragh 7f 3yo fll stks.
Snakes And Ladders (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, 8th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 12l behind Caesaria (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn stks hvy in Mar.
Bord Bainne 33-1 (9-0) Soon niggled along towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure from under 2f out, 8th of 13, 7l behind Calissa (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Feb.
Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden in 8th on outer 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Our Manekineko (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 pol.
Neophilia (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Outpaced in rear early, ridden in poor 12th entering straight, still 10th 1f out, ran on well close home never nearer, 5th of 14, 6l behind Our Manekineko (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 pol.
Better Value (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Soon well off pace towards rear, dropped behind straight, tailed off, last of 12, well behind We'll Go Walking (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 4f 3yo mdn gd.
Mouth Piece 50-1 (9-2) Waited with, 6th under 4f out, no extra from under 2f out, last of 7, 21l behind Indian Chief (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo mdn sft.
Merciful Hour (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, soon no impression, eased final furlong, 10th of 14, 16l behind Our Manekineko (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 pol.
Circe's Island (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Close up and disputed lead, no extra from 2f out, 11th of 13, 12l behind Calissa (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Feb.