Conan's Rock reappeared with an all-the-way victory on heavy ground at Leopardstown and defied a 9lb rise to make all over this track and trip on similar ground for which he's up another 7lb. Maal, who was around four lengths behind in that latter event, is much better off at the weights and should theoretically reverse the form though it's a very long time since he won a race. TOCCATA BLUE has been running very well from this mark on Polytrack without quite getting there. He wouldn't want any more rain but, providing the ground doesn't turn soft, he could be the one to beat. Kavaco probably didn't have much to beat on his debut at Dundalk in November but did it well enough and isn't overburdened on his handicap debut. Stradater landed a maiden over 7f here in June but made no impression in a handicap at the Curragh in August and hasn't run since. Lady Giselle's lone success came over this trip but she's been racing over much further while Reckless Lad has shot up the weights due to his successes at Dundalk.
Conan's Rock Evensfav (9-4) Soon led, ridden to assert under 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Limerick 1m hcp 50-80 hvy beating Dynamite Dixie (9-12) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 7-2fav (9-9) Raced close 2nd, led entering straight, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Our Manekineko (9-5) at Dundalk 1m stks 0-85 pol.
Diesel Ten (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Raced in rear until 3rd from 5f out, last again and pushed along from early straight, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, last of 4, 6l behind Einsteins Folly (9-9) at Gowran Park 1m 1f stks 0-90 hvy.
Acapulco Gold (IRE) 40-1 (9-8) Soon pushed along towards rear in near side group, soon behind, never a factor, 19th of 20, 19l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp.
Lady Giselle 11-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 4 1/2f out, no extra in 4th entering straight, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 19l behind Sho Girl (9-0) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp hvy in Sep.
Knights Templar (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, ridden early straight and no extra well over 1f out, last of 8, 10l behind Rummaging (9-4) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Nov.
Kavaco (IRE) 9-4 (9-7) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, progress to lead 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov beating Pacelli Road (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Stradater (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Mid-division and 10th halfway, ridden and no extra from 2f out, 12th of 16, 8l behind Jayed Jidan (9-4) at Curragh 1m hcp gd in Aug.
Reckless Lad (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) In touch in 5th, close 4th 2f out, soon briefly short of room and switched to inner, ridden in 2nd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Iron Major (9-9) at Dundalk 7f stks 0-80 pol in Mar.
Basilica 16-1 (9-10) Broke well and led early, ran freely, tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and dropped to 4th under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Conan's Rock (9-4) at Limerick 1m hcp 50-80 hvy.
Windsor Queen (IRE) 7-1 (8-1) Soon led, pushed along approaching straight, under pressure and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Bertimont (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp in Mar.
Nuestra Alegria (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, dropped to last and no impression from 2f out, 17th of 18, 17l behind Diesel Ten (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp sft in Oct.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Led, disputed after 5f, headed halfway, ridden and weakened 3f out, 13th of 14, 31l behind Cliff House (8-6) at Tipperary 1m 4f sft.
King Of Queens (IRE) 50-1 (7-11) Held up, soon towards rear, ridden approaching straight, went moderate 9th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 12, 17l behind Thomas Edison (8-12) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp.
Jackemil (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division early, chased leaders in 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Harley's Harley (9-10) at Tipperary 7f hcp sft.
Maal (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Settled in rear, pushed along and no impression over 1f out, 4th inside final furlong and kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Conan's Rock (9-4) at Limerick 1m hcp 50-80 hvy.