EXPEDITION will be at short odds here and is impossible to oppose. Aidan O'Brien's colt made a winning debut on testing ground at Limerick and has performed with credit in much better company at the Curragh in two subsequent starts, both on quicker going. Fast In The Wind made a winning debut on ground with some give at the Curragh in April and didn't run badly when stepped up to Listed company on faster going there the following month. A long absence shouldn't be too much of a concern and he looks the main threat. Candy Apples has been consistent enough and her best form was shown on easy going at the beginning of the season.
Expedition 8-1 (9-3) Always prominent ridden to lead under 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Great White Eagle (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep.
Fast In The Wind (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Got a little bump away from stalls, soon raced in 4th, ridden to close and challenge on outer from under 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Coach House (9-3) at Curragh 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in May.
Muscle Beach (USA) 40-1 (9-3) Raced 5th of the 6, ridden over 2f out, dropped to last over 1f out, no extra, last of 6, 19l behind Giovanni Boldini (9-3) at Dundalk 7f 2yo Listed stks (1) pol.
Candy Apples (IRE) 3-1 (8-6) Held up in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, dropped to last 2f out, weakened, last of 5, 5l behind Persian Caliph (8-13) at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Sep.
Primrose Hill (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders and 8th halfway, switched left under 2f out and 10th when checked early final furlong, kept on same pace, 9th of 16, 12l behind Sparrow (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll mdn gd.