Bint Nayef has done nothing wrong and the form of her close second to Keeping at Dundalk last month was given a boost when the third won earlier this week. Madam Mo makes a very quick reappearance after a fine run over 1m1f at Gowran on Wednesday though she's taking a big step-up in trip. SAY is still in all the classics and will need to win well here to justify the entries. She made a reasonable reappearance over 1m2f at Leopardstown where the stop-start pace didn't play to her strengths though she was staying on at the finish. She's given the nod as Silky Pyrus doesn't appear to have progressed much over the winter. Dermot Weld's newcomer Alkali is bred for middle-distances and is one to note but Zarma will need to have improved markedly from her Dundalk debut if she's to get involved.
Alkali (IRE) Dalakhani filly out of Alambic.
Bint Nayef (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden along in 3rd 2f out, soon 2nd, kept on without reaching winner final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Keeping (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn fll pol in Apr.
Madam Mo (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 8, hd behind Musical Peace (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo mdn aut fll gd.
Say (IRE) 9-4 (9-1) Raced in 3rd, challenged from 2f out, every chance in 2nd and stayed on well inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 5, shd behind Kerisa (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn sft in Apr.
Silky Pyrus (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Mid-division best, dropped towards rear and pushed along halfway, ridden in 9th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 13l behind Line Drummer (9-10) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp hvy.
Zarma 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along entering straight and dropped to 4th well over 1f out, no extra under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Nabat Ali (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3yo) pol in Apr.