|1st||Rock Critic (IRE)||8/11|
|1 (3)||03038-7||Lightening Stricks (IRE) 20||5||9-11 t||F M Berry||R Brabazon||93||11/2|
|2 (4)||17/1162-||Rock Critic (IRE) 202||7||9-11||P J Smullen||D K Weld||104||8/11|
|3 (5)||183256-||Mojita (IRE) 174||4||9-6||R Coakley (7)||K J Condon||76||18/1|
|4 (2)||130060-||Simla Sunset (IRE) 207||6||9-6 p||Megan Carberry (10)||P J Prendergast||89||7/1|
|5 (1)||065678-||Waydownsouth (IRE) 179||5||9-5||D M Grant||P J Flynn||98||7/2|
ROCK CRITIC hasn't had much experience for his age and his best form has been shown on quicker going but Dermot Weld appears to have found a good opportunity for him to make a winning return to action. Waydownsouth comes out level with him on official ratings but he last ran over two miles and this looks a warm-up for something rather longer. Lightening Stricks has only ever won on the all-weather and has never raced on ground with any sort of give but don't be surprised by big runs from Mojita and Simla Sunset, who both have plenty to do on ratings but will like the conditions and are not out of this.
Lightening Stricks (IRE) 11-4fav (9-10) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra when slight hampered over 1f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind Banna Boirche (10-3) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Apr.
Rock Critic (IRE) 11-4fav (9-12) Settled on inner, 6th halfway, headway to challenge between horses 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, headed closing stages, 2nd of 8, hd behind Northgate (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo stks pol in Oct.
Mojita (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Mid-division, 11th halfway, headway into 6th 2f out, ridden in 5th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Strandfield Lady (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol in Nov.
Simla Sunset (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Never a factor, 13th of 14, 18l behind Eton Rifles (9-4) at Curragh 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Oct.
Waydownsouth (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway entering straight, 9th 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, 8th of 16, 10l behind Hidden Universe (8-13) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Nov.