Low numbers are generally best so Wateed faces a difficult task after a couple of ordinary runs at Cork. Nakara is slightly better drawn and caught the eye with a fair debut at Tipperary so she can improve and get involved. Taanif has run poorly since a decent run behind War Command at Leopardstown so, unless there's something decent amongst the newcomers, SNIPER should lose his maiden tag as he's been competing at a much higher level and was by no means disgraced despite finishing last of six in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh a week ago.
Atlantic Sea Medicean colt out of Hooplah.
Blazing Focus (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Soon towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, weakened, 13th of 14, 26l behind Hurryupharriet (9-0) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn.
Bosun's Light (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division and 9th halfway, ridden and moderate 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 15l behind Celtic Man (9-5) at Bellewstown 5f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Castiron Lad (IRE) Amadeus Wolf gelding out of Maid Ofiron.
He's No Saint Dutch Art colt out of Stellar Brilliant.
Pleasant Bay (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 4th, 3rd 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression leaders final furlong, kept on same pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Sacred Aspect (8-8) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn aut in May.
Shinyhappyjohn 40-1 (9-5) Soon led, headed before halfway, soon weakened and behind, last of 5, 31l behind Tarn (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd in Jun.
Sniper 40-1 (9-3) Dwelt slightly and raced in 5th throughout, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 5, 7l behind Sudirman (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gd.
Taanif 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders in moderate 3rd, ridden halfway, dropped to poor last 2f out, weakened, last of 4, 35l behind Oklahoma City (9-5) at Naas 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Wateed (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, no impression well over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 8l behind Come To Heel (9-0) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn.
Keela (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden in moderate 7th 2f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 14l behind Pixie Hollow (8-11) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut gd.
Moonlight Ranger (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Soon towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, weakened, last of 14, 34l behind Hurryupharriet (9-0) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn.
Nakara (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Dwelt, towards rear early, mid-division halfway, ridden 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 6l behind Hurryupharriet (9-0) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn.
Sandy Smile (IRE) Footstepsinthesand filly out of Shy Smile.
Nine Carat (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, driven along and dropped to rear entering straight, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 7, 37l behind Tahaany (9-0) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.