Joseph O'Brien tried to make all on League Of Nations at Dundalk a couple of weeks ago but couldn't quite hold off Caged Lightning. He'll strip fitter here and the longer trip will suit. Ghaamer looked in need of the experience on his debut at Leopardstown in October and didn't get going until the race was all over. He's the type to make a very nice three-year-old and must be kept on the right side. MANALAPAN was an unconsidered 25/1 chance when beaten three quarters of a length by Ruler Of The World at the Curragh with the remainder well beaten. That was a very promising introduction as the winner is well regarded and he's taken to go one better. Sophisticated Heir will prove a big threat if able to repeat his comeback effort when not far behind the useful Fortify at Cork.
Duke of Dance (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up in 5th, ridden 3f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 7l behind Caged Lightning (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol.
Dunbrin (IRE) Indian Haven gelding out of Silver Fizz.
Gentle Prince (IRE) Clodovil gelding out of Miss Jenny.
Ghaamer (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden in pursuit of winner in 2nd from under 2f out, soon no impression, kept on, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Zand (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks sft in Oct.
Good On Numbers (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, closed up from before straight, no impression under pressure in 4th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 9l behind Indian Chief (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo mdn sft.
Hue And Cry 7-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, 8th before halfway, no impression and kept on from 2f out, 6th of 14, 12l behind Rapid Approach (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gd.
League Of Nations (IRE) 1-2fav (9-5) Attempted to make all, ridden and joined 2f out, soon headed, rallied inside final furlong to strongly press winner to line, 2nd of 6, hd behind Caged Lightning (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol.
Manalapan (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, headway to lead early straight and ridden to assert over 1f out, kept on under pressure, no extra and headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Ruler Of The World (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo mdn.
Master Amigo (IRE) Elnadim gelding out of Monday Morning.
Moss Street 33-1 (9-5) Raced last, close up entering straight, soon ridden and no impression, last of 5, 8l behind Cloud Monkey (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol.
Native Realm (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along 3f out, no impression in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 23l behind Diesel Ten (9-5) at Limerick 1m 3yo mdn sft.
Safe Home (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of In Safe Hands.
Sophisticated Heir (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Disputed early, led after 1f, ridden 2f out, challenged 1f out, headed final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Fortify (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn sft in Mar.
Stephen Hero (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, ridden and no extra early straight, eased when beaten final furlong, 10th of 13, 35l behind Pay Day Kitten (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut sft.