Goldplated, in very good form last summer, ran poorly in two starts at Meydan in January and will be much more at home here. Robin Hood returned from a very long absence to comfortably beat Rising Wind at Lepardstown before a disappointing effort at Cork. Rising Wind is 7lb better off and should get closer as he again ran well last time and is well suited by the conditions. UNACCOMPANIED has always been a mudlark and has won seven of her 13 starts on the Flat and over timber, almost all with plenty of give in the ground. She won the Grade 1 Istabraq Hurdle at Leopardstown in December and though well beaten behind Hurricane Fly there a month later wasn't at her best. She won a Listed contest at the Curragh last April and looks to have too much class for these rivals.
Robin Hood (IRE) 5-2fav (9-12) Led, strongly pressed early straight, headed over 2f out and soon no chance with winner, dropped to 4th 1f out and no extra, 4th of 11, 8l behind Sunset Beauty (8-10) at Cork 1m 2f hcp gf.
Unaccompanied (IRE) 13-8fav (9-12) Soon led, disputed 2f out, ridden and headed under 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Tobar Na Gaoise (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Nov.
Goldplated (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) last of 10, 31l behind Jamr (8-11) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcp in Jan.
Kargali (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Chased leaders in 3rd, driven along 3f out and no extra from 2f out, weakened, 5th of 6, 20l behind Excelebration (9-7) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1).
Rising Wind (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, some headway into 7th approaching straight, driven along to go 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace into 2nd final furlong but no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 16, 5l behind Royal Diamond (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd.
Sultana Belle (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) In rear, behind 6f out, headway 2f out, plugged on same pace, 4th of 11, 11l behind Funky Munky (8-12) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Sweet Solitude 10-1 (9-2) Prominent, tracked leader in 2nd, led 5f out, headed 2f out and soon no extra, weakened, 8th of 11, 24l behind Alhellal (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol.
Whisper Gently (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden in 7th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 15l behind Ansaab (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Oct.