Lonrach is the only filly in the line-up and produced a very promising debut effort behind the odds-on Raphael Santi over the C&D earlier this month. She had Blue White Fire just over a length behind but the latter looked more in need of the experience and could reverse the form. The winner is trained by Aidan O'Brien, who was also responsible for Power, a very impressive winner at the Curragh when stablemate SECRETARY OF STATE finished a commendable fourth. The latter looks a nice prospect and can get off the mark here though there are one or two newcomers who could be anything including Jimtown, a half-brother to the useful Imperial Dancer and other decent winners.
Blue White Fire (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Reluctant to load, chased leaders, 5th 2f out, kept on without threatening under hands and heels from 1 1/2f out, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Raphael Santi (9-3) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn gf.
Dark Passion (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Prince's Passion.
Jimtown Avonbridge colt out of Gorgeous Dancer.
Le Rouge Alex (IRE) Heliostatic colt out of Grand Capua.
Mr Lando Shirocco colt out of Capitana.
Muckross Sky (IRE) Ivan Denisovich gelding out of Skyscape.
Secretary Of State (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along and no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Power (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf.
Triumphant (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Meek Appeal.
Lonrach (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Raphael Santi (9-3) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn gf.