A tough contest for punters to unravel but Natalisa should give a good account of herself after her exploits last September when she scored at Down Royal and Dundalk. The Reaper is very consistent but like John Oxx' filly is taking a hike up the weights after a recent victory at Dundalk and might just be a few pounds high. Deire Na Sli reverts to sprinting after showing very good pace over a mile on her two latest starts. She's in good heart and, is reasonably handicapped and this faster ground is likely to suit so she should get competitive. TELL THE WIND is another dropping back in trip after her reappearance effort over 7f on heavy ground at the Curragh where she led until a furlong out before succumbing to Sing Softly and others. With that under her belt she looks capable of taking this.
Deire Na Sli (IRE) 15-8fav (9-1) Chased leaders in 3rd early, 4th halfway, improved in 2nd 2f out, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Obligada (8-8) at Naas 1m 3yo stk.
Tell The Wind (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Soon led, joined before halfway, pressed and headed well over 1f out, soon no extra, kept on one pace, 5th of 6, 6l behind Sing Softly (8-12) at Curragh 7f 3yo lst stk (1) sft.
The Reaper (IRE) 5-1 (8-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, headway to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and kept on well, won at Dundalk 5f 3yo stks pol beating Calm Bay (9-9) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Emerald Ring (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Never a factor, 13th of 14, 10l behind Empowering (9-1) at Leopardstown 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) in Mar.
Expire (IRE) 16-1 (7-11) Led, strongly pressed early straight, headed 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 5l behind Dahindar (9-8) at Dundalk 7f Ext hcp pol.
Natalisa (IRE) 7-2 (8-1) Broke well and made all, ridden and strongly pressed from under 2f out, kept on well under pressure last 100 yards, won at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Sep beating Expire (8-11) by nk, 11 ran.
Gossamer Seed (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra from 2f out, 11th of 14, 9l behind Empowering (9-1) at Leopardstown 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) in Mar.
Timeless Call (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Close up in 2nd, travelling best entering straight, led under 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov beating Catalpa Sail (9-3) by 1l, 12 ran.
Social Forum (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leader, led inside final 3f, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, always holding on, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Bosambo (9-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Act Of Love (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders racing keenly, 4th halfway, no extra under pressure from under 2f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Warning Flag (9-1) at Dundalk 7f 2yo Listed stks (1) pol in Oct.
Balmont Mast (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Mid-division on outer, went moderate 5th 1f out, kept on one pace without troubling winner, 4th of 15, 5l behind Lechevalier Choisi (9-5) at Navan 6f mdn stks gs.
Khelino (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway on outer after halfway, wnt 7th over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 8th of 20, 6l behind West Coast Dream (9-7) at Curragh 6f hcp 55-80 sft.
Jambalaya (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Prominent, 2nd 1f out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace, 4th of 18, 2 1/4l behind Il Boro (9-4) at Navan 1m 2yo hcp 50-80 gd in Oct.
Colour Of Love (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division, headway in 8th 2f out, ridden into 5th 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, ran on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol beating Extra Steps (8-13) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
The Munster Maori (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 19th of 20, 22l behind West Coast Dream (9-7) at Curragh 6f hcp 55-80 sft.