Rookie trainer Johnny Feane is starting to make a name for himself with PRINCE CONNOISSEUR very much in the vanguard. He had little to do to beat two rivals at Dundalk on his debut in January and was given a break before an impressive victory over today's rivals Chiclet and Blueberry Gal in a four-runner affair at Tipperary. The runner-up will be 10lb better off given Gary Halpin's claim but the winner is progressive enough to remain unbeaten. Body Beautiful looks a real threat as she ran well enough in two maidens to be thought capable of competing in Group 3 company where she led for a long way over that 6f trip before succumbing at the furlong pole.
Mr Good Guy (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, 9th 2f out, pushed along in 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 7l behind Amygdala (9-0) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp gd in Jun.
Chiclet (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Took keen hold, prominent, on terms before halfway, headed under 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Prince Connoisseur (8-11) at Tipperary 5f 3yo hcp in Jun.
Prince Connoisseur (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) A little awkward leaving stalls, prominent, on terms before halfway, led under 2f out, asserted inside final furlong, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Tipperary 5f 3yo hcp in Jun beating Chiclet (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Body Beautiful (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Led and 5 lengths clear before halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Majestic Queen (9-8) at Leopardstown 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Walk Right Back (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, lost place 1f out, soon no extra, last of 13, 13l behind Bush Pilot (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn stks in Jun.
Blueberry Gal (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Soon pushed along in rear, 3rd from under 2f out, closed 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Prince Connoisseur (8-11) at Tipperary 5f 3yo hcp in Jun.
Topman Dandy (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Led, edged left and ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out and soon dropped to 4th, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Les Darcy (8-1) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.