Lily's Star has suffered with a 4lb rise for her relatively close proximity to the high-class Sea Siren at Fairyhouse on Sunday. She had previously finished fourth at Roscommon in a race where the first three are all engaged here and it's the winner, ANGELA'S DREAM, who gets the vote to confirm the form. She showed real battling qualities to hold off One True Love and Conversational, who both looked to be travelling better, and the extra furlong here will be in her favour. Pearl Of Africa is progressing fast and followed her Dundalk success with a battling victory on soft ground at Limerick but she has an 8lb rise to contend with and has never faced ground this fast. None of the remainder can be dismissed in a very tight handicap.
Pearl Of Africa (IRE) 5-2 (8-7) Soon well off pace towards rear, some progress 4f out, soon poor 4th, 5th but closed 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead near finish, won at Limerick 1m fll hcp 60-90 sft in Jun beating Slipper Orchid (9-11) by hd, 7 ran.
Angela's Dream (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Soon led, joined 1 1/2f out, regained lead inside final furlong, soon strongly pressed and just held on, won at Roscommon 7f fll hcp gf beating One True Love (9-5) by shd, 10 ran.
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Dwelt, waited with, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on, 10th of 21, 6l behind Majestic Queen (8-5) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.
Tropical Mist (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden in moderate 5th 2f out, no impression, 4th of 7, 5l behind Rain God (10-1) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp gf.
One True Love (IRE) 10-3fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on well, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Angela's Dream (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll hcp gf.
Queen Of The Sand (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Soon prominent, 3rd for much, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 21, 4 1/2l behind Majestic Queen (8-5) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.
So Devoted (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway from 2 1/2f out, ridden on outer in 8th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Eastern Rules (9-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Conversational (IRE) 11-1 (8-4) Keen hold early, prominent, travelling well straight, challenged and on terms 1 1/2f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Angela's Dream (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll hcp gf.
Lily's Star (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 7, 7l behind Sea Siren (9-9) at Fairyhouse 6f Listed stks (1) gf.