Little to go on here but Phoenix Dance led for a long way on his debut over 7f at Down Royal and will have come on for the experience. Isis Song was unfancied on her opening run here at the beginning of the month but ran respectably and is another who will have benefited from the experience. Watch The Birdie has been well beaten on both starts to date and was behind Phoenix Dance at Down Royal so the vote goes to NUBA, who showed good pace for a long way on her debut behind Obligada over 7f at Limerick.
Duke Of Rutherford (USA) Stormy Atlantic colt out of Metal Blues.
Phoenix Dance (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and challenged 2 1/2f out, headed 2f out, no extra in 2nd 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 7l behind Act Of Love (8-6) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gf.
Rock Of Fire (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 12l behind Looking Lovely (8-12) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gf.
Zabaleta (IRE) Marju colt out of Les Alizes.
Elliejun (IRE) Kheleyf filly out of Wisecrack.
Isis Song (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden into 8th 1f out, no impression final furlong and kept on same pace, 7th of 19, 7l behind Seeharn (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll mdn gf.
Katla (IRE) Majestic Missile filly out of Bratislava.
Nuba (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 5th under 2f out, no impression when hampered inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 6l behind Obligada (9-0) at Limerick 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks gd.
Watch The Birdie (IRE) 11-4 (8-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 14l behind Act Of Love (8-6) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gf.