Unless there is something decent amongst the newcomers, JOE EILE can take this for Ger Lyons, who has won the race twice in the past five years. The son of Iffraaj made a very encouraging debut at Fairyhouse when just touched off by Cat Fire after leading over a furlong out. He'll be unlucky to come up one as good and should get off the mark. Little Fairy was unfancied for her debut behind Catherineofaragon at Dundalk and got upset in the stalls. She kept on nicely over that 5f trip and will have come on for the experience. Expire will also have benefited from the run after showing up for a long way over 7f at Leopardstown while Tracey Collins' Oratario filly Miss Windley may prove best of the newcomers.
Bawntameena (IRE) Majestic Missile colt out of La Stellina.
Crowned Supreme (IRE) Balmont colt out of Best Dancing.
Expire (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 7l behind Longhunter (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gf in May.
Joe Eile (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Held up in 6th, ridden and progress straight, led over 1f out, soon strongly pressed, headed near line, 2nd of 7, hd behind Cat Fire (8-6) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut gd.
The Climb (IRE) Chineur colt out of Sheila Blige.
Umindme (IRE) Fath colt out of Isca.
Miss Windley (IRE) Oratorio filly out of Lady Windley.
Khelino (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Towards rear for most, some late headway final furlong, no danger, 10th of 19, 7l behind Seeharn (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll mdn gf.
Little Fairy (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Upset in stalls, chased leader in 2nd, 3rd under pressure entering straight, kept on from 1 1/2f out, 3rd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Catherineofaragon (8-12) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in May.