Tri Na Ceile landed a Killarney maiden before two very good runs in strong handicaps and should have a good season. Star Power won three races in a light campaign last term but they were all over 2m, two of them on Polytrack at Dundalk. All About Alfie made all on heavy going at Gowran earlier this month to beat South South West but the assessor has hit him with a 12lb rise. Joseph O'Brien was on board when DALIYAN scored over 1m2f at Gowran and takes the ride again. His mount will have found that trip on the short side so he gets the nod to follow up. Ibsen returned to action on the Flat after running in staying hurdles to finish strongly over 1m6f at Leopardstown so may find this on the short side.
Tri Na Ceile (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge early straight, 3rd and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Ancient Sands (9-2) at Naas 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Star Power (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders at modest pace early, under pressure before straight, challenged and on terms over 1f out, edged a little left inside final furlong, stayed on best to lead close home, won at Dundalk 2m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep beating Carvelas (9-2) by hd, 14 ran.
All About Alfie (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Soon led, attempted to assert under 2f out, slightly reduced lead but stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 50-75 hvy beating South South West (9-3) by 2l, 11 ran.
Daliyan (IRE) 15-8fav (9-9) Chased leaders, closer in 4th approaching straight, led under 2f out, stayed on well when pressed inside final furlong, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f hvy beating Dragon Khan (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Whatuthink (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Soon led, headed under 3f out, weakened and eased from over 1f out, 9th of 12, 19l behind Thomas Edison (8-12) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp.
South South West (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, closer in 2nd approaching straight, chased winner from under 2f out, closed from over 1f out, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2l behind All About Alfie (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 50-75 hvy.
Bobskier (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Prominent, led after 4f, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, soon weakened quickly, last of 11, 9l behind Levanto (9-6) at Curragh 1m 4f fll hcp gf in Sep.
Frozen North (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, pushed along before halfway, soon no danger and weakened from before straight, 10th of 11, well behind All About Alfie (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 50-75 hvy.
Newellen (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out, 8th of 11, 23l behind Wandering Star (9-9) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo fll stks gd in Sep.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Led, ridden entering straight and headed over 1f out, soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Amber Romance (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f stks 0-75 hvy.
Ibsen (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Settled towards rear, progress approaching straight and ridden to go 3rd under 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, edged left under pressure and challenged final 100 yards, just failed, 2nd of 11, ns behind Black Spot On (8-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 47-75 hvy.
Cliff House (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Held up, soon towards rear, closer order halfway, last approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 8, 16l behind Cosmic Cannonball (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks hvy.
Truly Delightful (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 4th early, lost place and no extra from over 1f out, 15th of 18, 13l behind Diesel Ten (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp sft in Oct.
Burrenbridge Lodge (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Led and disputed, headed 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace approaching straight, 8th of 15, 22l behind Go Native (11-0) at Galway 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) sft in Oct '12.