Lanett Lady is comfortably the form pick and wasn't beaten far in a Listed event over the C&D a couple of weeks ago. Captain Cullen has also been going well and his experience will be put to good use and Shukhov has been progressing well enough for him to get involved. However, there are some superbly-bred newcomers here and one of them, NEPHRITE, a half-brother to top-class sprinter Cape Of Good Hope, gets the vote. Mississippi, an expensive purchase and out of a Listed winning sprinter, is another to note while the filly Wave looks one for the future.
Big Blue Spirit Invincible Spirit colt out of Blue Sail.
Boss's Star (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Chased leaders early, 8th halfway, headway into 5th 2f out, ridden in 6th and no extra 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 7l behind Backbench Blues (8-11) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol.
Burnie Braes (IRE) Moss Vale gelding out of Etica.
Captain Cullen (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders racing keenly, 5th halfway, no impression in 7th early straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 5l behind Angel Bright (8-12) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn aut sft.
Captain Joy (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Ardea Brave.
Elusive In Paris (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden halfway, no impression, 9th of 11, 15l behind Akeed Mofeed (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gd.
Hongkong Dancer (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Showbiz.
Miami Heat (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 27l behind Leatherwood (9-3) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn sft.
Mississippi Exceed And Excel colt out of Ruby Rocket.
Mr Red Clubs (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 8th and no impression from over 2f out, 8th of 10, 14l behind Self Preservation (8-12) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn in Jun.
Nephrite Pivotal colt out of Cape Merino.
Phils Wish (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Red Titian.
Red Laser (IRE) Red Clubs colt out of Prancing.
Shukhov (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Soon led, disputed after 2f, led entering straight, ridden and challenged 1f out, kept on final furlong, headed final 50 yards, no extra, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Backbench Blues (8-11) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol.
Storm Lightning Exceed And Excel colt out of All For Laura.
Bird's Eye View Royal Applause filly out of Opopmil.
Ceols Craig (IRE) Captain Rio filly out of Paganina.
Fayanor (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, no extra from over 2f out, last of 10, 47l behind Modern Romance (9-0) at Roscommon 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks hvy.
Felina (IRE) Lawman filly out of Roshanak.
Flaring Forth (IRE) 80-1 (8-7) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace from over 2f out, 10th of 20, 14l behind Madhmoonah (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn sft.
Lanett Lady (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Soon in touch towards rear, switched and kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 5l behind Born To Sea (9-1) at Curragh 6f 2yo lst stk (1) sft.
Possible Pivotal filly out of Pingus.
Rogha Na Mban (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 7th 2f out, soon no extra, 11th of 12, 19l behind Lady Rochford (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jul.
Siansa (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on outer, 3rd halfway, ridden early straight, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 10th of 13, 12l behind Dragon Pulse (9-3) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn sft in Jul.
Wave (IRE) Dansili filly out of Queen Cleopatra.