Jim Bolger brings out Janey Muddles quickly after her close third behind Ishvana at Dundalk last week and she's probably better on turf. She's certain to make a bold bid but may find TAKAR has too many guns for her. John Oxx has struck form in the past week and his very easy Leopardstown winner is still in some top races so should take this if he's to justify the entries. Coolnagree was receiving 17lb when beating Ishvana in a handicap on the opening day of the season here but is on the upgrade, as her excellent second to Ballydoyle's Requisition in a Listed race here last month suggests. Quote Of The Day won a Navan maiden in a canter but couldn't cope with Listed company at Leopardstown while Aidan O'Brien tries Triumphant in blinkers on his reappearance after scrambling home at Gowran last July.
Quote Of The Day (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 8l behind Call To Battle (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 1f 2yo lst stk (1) sft in Nov.
Takar (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway in 4th 2f out, pushed out to lead over 1f out, soon quickened clear, impressive, won at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn sft in Nov beating Place Vendome (9-0) by 8l, 18 ran.
Triumphant (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Towards rear, 6th approaching straight, improved under pressure to challenge and lead over 1f out, stayed on well, holding on at finish, won at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gf in Jul beating Secretary Of State (9-3) by hd, 8 ran.
Coolnagree (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, smooth headway over 2f out to go 2nd, ridden to challenge 1f out but no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Requisition (9-3) at Curragh 7f 3yo lst stk (1) in Apr.
Janey Muddles (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Settled behind leaders in 4th, ridden into 3rd 1 1/2f out, disputed 2nd under 1f out, 3rd close home, 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind Ishvana (9-2) at Dundalk 7f 3yo stks pol.