MASTER SPEAKER is a half-brother to several winners and has an entry in the Irish 2000 Guineas. He just came up short against a fitter rival at the Curragh and should go one better. Ere Yesterday made her debut in very testing ground in September and that run will have done her the world of good. With her stable in unstoppable form, she has to be a threat while In Salutem was an unlucky loser over the course and distance in November before finding 5f too short a fortnight later. It will be a surprise if any of the remaining trio prove good enough.
In Salutem 15-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th 2f out and soon driven along, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace without troubling winner, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Abstraction (9-2) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Master Speaker (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, improved to challenge 1 1/2f out, soon pushed out to lead, ridden inside final furlong and strongly pressed, headed close home, 2nd of 12, hd behind Caesaria (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn stks hvy in Mar.
Pixie Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 15l behind Sun On The Run (9-2) at Cork 6f mdn stks hvy in Mar.
Ere Yesterday (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 8l behind Gift From Heaven (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Silldora (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Pulled hard early at slow pace, waited with in rear, progress on outer 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace 1f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Diocesan Policy (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol.
Times In Anatefka (IRE) Pyrus filly out of Brooklands Time.