Chasing Angels hasn't had much experience but don't rule out some improvement from Jim Bolger's filly who ran quite well on her only start last year at Dundalk. SECRET HERO began last season on a mark of 66 but has slipped to 51 and showed his first sign of form for some time when runner-up to Andalucia Lady here last month. Lee Smyth's charge looks the one to be on if able to repeat that sort of effort. Atiya showed promise in her three starts in September and has plenty of improvement in her and though the veteran Oversighted is campaigned mainly on Polytrack these days he's very well handicapped on his return to turf and is no forlorn hope.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Led, strongly pressed fom early straight, driven along and headed well over 1f out, no extra and weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 7l behind Celerina (9-2) at Dundalk 5f Apprentice Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) pol in Apr.
Atiya (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 7l behind Paraphernalia (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn in Sep.
Mt Weather (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Rear of mid-division, some headway halfway, 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 20, 5l behind Maarek (9-13) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 gs in Apr.
Neon Tiger 16-1 (9-12) Towards rear on outer, driven along in moderate 9th entering straight, kept on one pace in straight without threatening, 4th of 14, 13l behind Great Realief (8-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-60 pol in Apr.
Stones Peak (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 8th of 13, 6l behind Atlas Peak (8-12) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Secret Hero 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, led after 1f, ridden and challenged 1f out, headed last 100 yards, kept on, no extra close home, 2nd of 18, nk behind Andalucia Lady (8-13) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-60 in Apr.
Via Mia 14-1 (8-10) Settled in rear, some headway early straight, 10th 1f out, kept on, 6th of 14, 6l behind Appletreemagic (10-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-60 pol in Apr.
Intyre Trail (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Mid-division, 8th early straight, went 6th over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Final Recovery (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-80 pol in Apr.
Princess Soricha (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Never a factor, 10th of 18, 10l behind Mount Abora (9-8) at Cork 1m app hcp 47-60 gd in Apr.
Acushladear (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden in 13th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 10th of 15, 8l behind An Mhi (9-1) at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-60 gd in Aug.
Chasing Angels (USA) 8-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden straight, kept on without threatening from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 13, 6l behind Kirsty's Boy (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Danehill Tapdancer (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and no impression from 3f out, 8th of 16, 9l behind Mrs Batt (9-2) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-60 sft in Apr.
Golden Monica (USA) 10-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, last of 14, 25l behind Goodbye Earl (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Jacks Law (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, headway in 8th 3f out, 4th 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Sports Casual (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Ladinsky (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 10th of 16, 12l behind Mrs Batt (9-2) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-60 sft in Apr.
Oversighted (GER) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, led after 1 1/2f, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind No Trimmings (8-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Aharney (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Slowly away and always towards rear, last of 13, 25l behind Sikara (9-0) at Dundalk 1m fll mdn stks pol in Apr.
Munsters Call (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out, 9th of 15, 6l behind Kateeva (8-8) at Tipperary 5f app hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Core Element (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 10th of 18, 14l behind Diva Dolce (8-4) at Curragh 6f 2yo hcp 50-80 sft in Sep '09.