David Wachman has won this three times in the past seven years and has a trio of newcomers entered, the best of who may be the very speedily-bred Come To Heel. Wateed showed good pace on his debut in what looked a strong maiden over the track and trip and Treadstone stayed on nicely behind Stubbs over the minimum at Navan but the form pick has to be CANDY APPLES. He followed a narrow defeat by Michaelmas at the Curragh with a very good effort behind subsequent Group 3 winner Wilshire Boulevard at Navan and normal progress should see him go one better.
Treadstone 16-1 (9-5) Held up, headway wide into 5th 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on to 2nd final furlong, no impression winner, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Stubbs (9-5) at Navan 5f 2yo mdn in May.
Wateed (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden over 1f out, no extra in 4th when slightly hampered 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Remember You (9-0) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn sft in Jun.
Candy Apples (IRE) 13-8 (8-9) Chased leaders on outer, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 2f out, ridden and challenged 1f out, soon headed, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Wilshire Boulevard (9-0) at Navan 6f 2yo aut in Jun.
Choir Of Angels (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) In rear throughout, ridden approaching straight and swished tail under the whip, no extra and eased when beaten inside final furlong, last of 5, 19l behind Perhaps (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jul.
Come To Heel (IRE) Elnadim filly out of Give A Whistle.
Insight (IRE) Bushranger filly out of Ribbon Glade.
Just Praise (IRE) Camacho filly out of Lucky Achievement.
Represent Yourself (IRE) Oratorio filly out of Mackenzie's Friend.
Sophie's World (IRE) Captain Rio filly out of Nirvavita.