Atlantic Sea attempted to make all at Dundalk but had no answer to the long odds-on Johann Strauss. That was over 7f and this will be his first attempt at the minimum trip. Aru Cha Cha looked a certain future winner at the backend of last season and, as she made a very promising reappearance last month, she's greatly respected. She has Amygdala 4l behind when runner-up in a Dundalk nursery but the latter was conceding 10lb and is receiving 5lb here so should have a good chance of turning the tables. Body Beautiful ran very well in what looked a decent Navan maiden last time though that was on fast ground and the vote goes to PIRITA. Dermot Weld's expensive filly is related to a host of useful winners and was expected to make a winning debut at Fairyhouse last June but missed the break and could never get into contention on the fast ground. Compensation awaits here.
Halul Dutch Art gelding out of Bella Bertolini.
Acting Talent (USA) 20-1 (9-8) Soon chased leaders, 10th 1f out, soon no extra,, 14th of 17, 10l behind Jembatt (9-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-70 gf in Apr.
Lucky Boo (IRE) 66-1 (9-8) Dwelt and towards rear, never a factor, no extra 2f out, weakened, 15th of 16, 22l behind Sailors Swan (9-5) at Navan 6f mdn stks gf.
Aru Cha Cha 4-1 (9-2) Chased leader in 2nd throughout, ridden 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, pressed winner to line, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Fine Cut (10-3) at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp pol in Apr.
Atlantic Sea 5-1 (9-5) Led, ridden entering straight, headed under 2f out, soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace in 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Johann Strauss (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol.
Keyboard Melody (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra over 1f out, weakened, 12th of 16, 13l behind Sailors Swan (9-5) at Navan 6f mdn stks gf.
Sunlit Rome (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight, moderate 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Johann Strauss (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol.
Under The Moon (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 16l behind Amahoro (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Amygdala (USA) 2-1fav (9-12) Disputed lead early, soon tracked leader, challenged under 2f out in 2nd, no extra when short of room 1 1/2f out, no impression 1f out, 5th of 7, 6l behind Caso Do Lago (9-2) at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Oct.
Body Beautiful (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Prominent and led halfway, headed well over 1f out and soon no impression in 3rd, under pressure and kept on one pace to go 2nd final 50 yards, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Sailors Swan (9-5) at Navan 6f mdn stks gf.
Le Cheile (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Mid-division best, ridden towards rear 2f out, no impression, 13th of 14, 10l behind Seas Of Wells (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks gd.
Pirita (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Dwelt, soon mid-division, moderate 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Wonderfully (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.
Space Velocity (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, some progress into 8th 1f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Little Sweetheart (8-4) at Cork 5f 3yo hcp.