CIRCLING stands out in this. David Wachman's filly returns to action after ending last season with a fifth in Listed company at the Curragh behind Avenue Gabriel, who subsequently ran well in the Fillies' Mile at Newmarket. Hellenistic has some catching up to do on that evidence, though she showed some promise when third here on her recent debut. Punta Marroqui is another expected to improve from her debut effort and the above pair are both preferred to the more exposed Komitoe and Scooping. The newcomer American Girl is a half-sister to the top-class Lush Lashes amongst others and is worthy of a second glance.
American Girl (IRE) High Chaparral filly out of Dance For Fun.
Bint Dandy (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of Ceol Loch Aoidh.
Botticelli's Venus (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and held up towards rear early, no impression straight, never a factor, 8th of 11, 11l behind Kaminari (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn fll pol in Dec.
Circling (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Avenue Gabriel (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Sep.
Hellenistic (USA) 20-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway entering straight, ridden from 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Shanooan (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn fll pol in Jan.
Komitoe (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 5th and stumbled 4f out, pushed along in 6th early straight, no impression over 1f out and kept on one pace into 4th final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Harry's Princess (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Nov.
Lady Ranger (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on rail, disputed 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, 8th of 14, 9l behind Hurryupharriet (9-0) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn in Aug.
Oceania Queen (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in rear and soon pushed along, trailing throughout, never a factor, last of 7, 26l behind Lone Star (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol.
Punta Marroqui (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Soon led, strongly pressed from 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Intensical (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Scooping (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Led, pressed 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Lone Star (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol.