Timeform pick out three bets from Dundalk on Tuesday.
"She remains open to more improvement stepping back up to seven furlongs here..."
Timeform on Hence
Gottardo caught the eye when third on his first run since being gelded over C&D last month, keeping on well to get within a length and three quarters of the useful winner. He starts out in handicaps from what looks a fair mark here and, with young jockey taking a valuable 10 lb off his back, too, Gottardo is fancied to see off the attentions of It's All A Joke and can open his account for the James Stack yard at the fifth time of asking.
Hence ran her best race yet when second after five months off at Naas last time, staying on though never quite getting past the winner. She remains open to more improvement stepping back up to seven furlongs here, still not out of the question that her form could really take off at some stage given her pedigree/trainer, and looks sure to take all the beating under Seamie Heffernan. Elegant Drama and Wishing Star complete the shortlist.
Easy Boy resumed winning ways after a change of headgear over C&D in February and has continued to run with credit in three subsequent outings, plugging on stoutly to be beaten just three quarters of a length when second last time. He showed enough that day to suggest he has another race like this in him from his current mark and could be the way to go in a tricky heat, with the lightly-raced Duke of Waspington feared most.