Nymph has failed to live up to her illustrious pedigree in two starts to date but the half-sister to Johannesburg would be worth a fortune at the paddocks with a victory under her belt and all is not lost just yet. Balmont Belle could only stay on at one pace at Wexford last month and would probably do better on ground with some give so this has to be the day ORATOR finally loses his maiden tag. He's been narrowly beaten three times over longer trips, including over 1m3f here in May, and his overall form gives him the edge over Arch Pearl, another who has been racing over further, may find this on the short side.
Arch Pearl (USA) 10-3 (9-5) Led, joined travelling well entering straight, disputing lead and ridden from 2f out, headed narrowly 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Great Explorer (9-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Brookland Chief (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division and never a factor, no threat from 4f out, 16th of 18, well behind Union Dues (11-12) at Galway 1m 4f am mdn stks sft in Jul.
Erwhons World (IRE) Erewhon gelding out of Agnes Gift.
Imperial Plan (IRE) Antonius Pius gelding out of White Paper.
Like A Diamond (IRE) Antonius Pius gelding out of Silk Law.
Lily's Prince (IRE) Strategic Prince gelding out of Miss Sabre.
Orator (IRE) 13-8fav (8-12) Soon raced in 6th, challenged in 2nd from over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Manalapan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Sticks And Stones 10-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and chased leaders on outer, 6th halfway, pushed along entering straight and soon no extra, eased from over 1f out, last of 9, 21l behind Goddess Of Love (8-7) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks gf in Jul.
Balmont Belle (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong to go 3rd, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Morga (8-11) at Wexford 1m fll mdn stks gf in Jul.
Errigal Rose (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, dropped behind and eased straight, last of 15, well behind Manalapan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Nymph (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 6th, ridden and went 4th over 1f out, soon no chance with easy winner and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 8l behind Lake District (9-5) at Cork 7f mdn stks.
Trinity Rules (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 10th of 14, 22l behind Wannabe Better (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks.