Beau Amadeus ended his first campaign with a victory in a tough Naas nursery a year ago but hasn't been seen since and has a huge weight to carry. Exact hasn't had much experience and has been racing over further but doesn't look badly treated on his handicap debut and should be in the shake-up. Madeira Girl was handed a 10lb rise after beating today's rival Fast On easily at the Curragh and didn't get close to following up at Cork. She's probably better than she showed that day and should go well but Tiffilia is probably better over further despite not lasting out over 1m4f at Dundalk. Jackemil's only success came over 6f so it's EDITH COWAN who is handed the vote as she was staying on strongly from the rear over 7f at the Curragh last week and Luke Dempsey's claim is a major plus.
Beau Amadeus (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway under 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, stayed on to lead inside last 150 yards, kept on well close home, won at Naas 6f 2yo hcp in Oct '11 beating Srucahan (7-13) by 2l, 12 ran.
Madeira Girl (IRE) 6-4fav (8-10) Chased leaders in 5th, widest straight, went 4th under pressure 1 1/2f out, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Mont Blanc (9-1) at Cork 1m fll hcp 60-90 hvy.
Edith Cowan (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Settled in rear, ridden and progress 2f out, 9th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 12, 2l behind Man Of Erin (10-2) at Curragh 7f hcp hvy.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 12l behind Rominintheglomin (9-9) at Listowel 7f 3yo hcp hvy in Sep.
Tiffilia (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, 9th of 13, 12l behind Brassbound (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol.
Exact 8-11fav (9-5) Soon led, joined over 1f out, raillied but not quite match winner closing stages, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Coilogshakeysirgin (9-10) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks hvy.
The Alarm Clock (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd for much, no extra under pressure from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 10l behind Coilogshakeysirgin (9-10) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks hvy.
Fast On (IRE) 5-2fav (7-13) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th over 2f out, 3rd 1f out, disputed 2nd on line, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Man Of Erin (10-2) at Curragh 7f hcp hvy.
Jackemil (IRE) 5-2fav (8-9) Prominent, dropped to 4th and no impression under pressure from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 6l behind Srucahan (9-9) at Cork 6f App hcp hvy.
Solar Heat (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden in moderate 5th 2f out, no impression, 5th of 9, 17l behind Brinestine (9-13) at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo hcp hvy.
Tohugo (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Always towards rear, last of 14, 16l behind Elusive Express (8-13) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 in Sep.