SARAFIYLA has been earmarked for this since a comfortable victory in a Leopardstown maiden and with Dermot Weld having won the last two this should prove within his compass. Royal Memory also landed a Leopardstown maiden before running well on his handicap debut behind the in-form Muscle Beach at Fairyhouse where he appeared to find 7f just on the short side. Ruler Of France showed promise as a juvenile and wasn't suited by the very testing ground on his reappearance while Spring Focus won't mind dropping down in trip after showing improved form over an extra quarter-mile.
Royal Memory 12-1 (9-13) Tracked leader, challenged travelling smoothly straight, ridden from 2f out and soon almost on terms, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Muscle Beach (9-3) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.
Kings Ryker (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Towards rear on inner, ridden in 9th 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 5th of 12, 1l behind Hi Emperor (9-6) at Curragh 7f hcp gf.
Sarafiyla (IRE) 4-5fav (9-0) Soon led, ridden 1 1/2f out and kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks beating King Schultz (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Ruler Of France 9-4fav (9-10) Tracked leader, pushed along early straight and soon dropped to rear, no extra, last of 5, 21l behind Elegant Peace (8-7) at Cork 1m 3yo hcp hvy in Apr.
Abushamah (IRE) 6-4fav (8-8) Ran 4th, ridden in 5th 2f out, rear and no extra over 1f out, last of 6, 9l behind Burn The Boats (9-12) at Navan 1m hcp gf.
Blackstone (IRE) 2-1fav (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 3f out, 5th 2f out, no extra, 4th of 6, 7l behind Breathe Easy (8-13) at Curragh 1m 1f hcp gf.
Sophie's World (IRE) 14-1 (7-11) Chased leaders in 3rd early, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 4l behind Eighteen Summers (8-10) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf.
Focussed (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Pushed along early, soon tracked leaders, 4th over 3f out, dropped to moderate 6th from 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 5l behind Muscle Beach (9-3) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.
Spring Focus (IRE) 6-4fav (10-0) Broke well, tracked leader in 2nd, led 2f out, soon ridden and headed 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Windward Passage (9-11) at Down Royal 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf.
Political Policy (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Ran 6th, pushed along early straight, progress to go 3rd 150 yards, no impression and kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Muscle Beach (9-12) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp gf.
Aru Cha Cha 4-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, 3rd and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Texas Rock (9-5) at Down Royal 7f mdn stks gf.