A moderate maiden and few with realistic chances but ATACX is certainly one of them. Tommy Stack's colt started favourite on his only start last year, way back at the Curragh in March. He reappeared to run a fair race behind Royal City in a big field at Naas last Saturday and should have come on enough to take this. Legal Peace had some decent form last season but didn't progress as expected. She finished last on her return to action at Cork and though certain to have benefited from the run she's best watched for now. My Fere Lady was totally ignored in the betting when making her debut at Dundalk in October but showed very good pace over that 7f and is the one most likely to give the selection a fright.
Firestrike 50-1 (9-6) Led some of way to start, never a factor, 27th of 30, 21l behind Redoutable (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks in Mar.
Shirley Schmidt (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, soon no extra, 13th of 14, 10l behind Lord Kenmare (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Atacx (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, chased leaders from halfway, struggling when squeezed for room under 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 20, 2 1/2l behind Royal Visit (9-0) at Naas 6f 3yo mdn gd.
Benalex Park 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, no danger and kept on same pace straight, 13th of 20, 15l behind Strada Colorato (9-5) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut gd.
Brother Rabbit (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Never a factor, 18th of 20, 18l behind Royal Visit (9-0) at Naas 6f 3yo mdn gd.
Fiery Ambition 33-1 (9-2) Never better than mid-division, 15th of 20, 17l behind Royal Visit (9-0) at Naas 6f 3yo mdn gd.
Gentle Aussie (IRE) Aussie Rules gelding out of Gintilgalla.
Machine Gun Monkey (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, no danger and kept on from over 1f out, 8th of 20, 9l behind Royal Visit (9-0) at Naas 6f 3yo mdn gd.
Sure Reef (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Never a factor, no extra from 3f out, 17th of 19, 33l behind Imperial Monarch (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn sft in Sep.
Beat The Stars (IRE) Verglas filly out of Dazzling Dancer.
California Rose 100-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 21l behind Sindjara (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn fll pol in Dec.
Dancingwithangels (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always behind, 9th of 10, 27l behind Betterbetterbetter (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn fll pol.
Fantastic Mystery (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, no extra under 2f out, weakened, 12th of 14, 17l behind Ahaaly (9-0) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol.
Legal Farce (IRE) Lawman filly out of Manger Square.
Legal Peace (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, 2nd 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, weakened, last of 8, 6l behind Slade Power (9-7) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp gf.
Mea Parvitas (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 20, 11l behind Royal Visit (9-0) at Naas 6f 3yo mdn gd.
My Fere Lady (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, pushed along and dropped to 5th 1f out, kept on same pace without threatening, 4th of 13, 3l behind Stunned Silence (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Oct.
Stratagem (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 16th of 20, 17l behind Royal Visit (9-0) at Naas 6f 3yo mdn gd.