Sauanna Belle looked a certain future winner when narrowly beaten over 6f at the Curragh but failed to stay 7f on her next start at Gowran when Lady Mandeville finished in front of her. ZEBED has been racing against better opposition and makes his handicap debut in this moderate contest. He has plenty of weight but looks the type to improve and can get off the mark. Easy Boy has had three starts over 7f and ran a shocker in the latest of them while Spirit Stone is another who has failed to stay when sent over that trip.
Sauanna Belle (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders on inner and pulled hard early, ridden in 6th entering straight, soon no impression, 7th of 9, 8l behind The Ice Meister (9-6) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo hcp.
Zebed (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight, soon no impression on leaders, dropped to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 10l behind Toscanini (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol.
Evita Grey (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) In rear, pushed along halfway, kept on 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 7, 12l behind Puck Fair (9-0) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo fll mdn sft.
Lady Mandeville (IRE) 16-1 (7-13) Held up behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 7th over 2f out, went 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind The Ice Meister (9-6) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo hcp.
Easy Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Dwelt and always rear, no extra 2f out and eased over 1f out, completely tailed off, last of 10, well behind Belle Et Bete (8-9) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
No Fear (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) In rear, ridden on outer entering straight, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 9, 6l behind The Ice Meister (9-6) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo hcp.
Spirit Stone (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) Soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, soon pushed along, briefly tight for room 2f out, 3rd from 1f out and no impression, one pace, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Splashtop (9-2) at Sligo 6f 2yo hcp sft.
Staccato Wolf (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Always behind, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, last of 11, 19l behind Success Days (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn.