PORT MERRION is only a pound higher than when second on her handicap debut at Listowel and must have every chance of going one better. Namurian Sunset won over course and distance last month but has been a little disappointing since while Taqarrob doesn't appear to be improving. Mansuri was beaten at Leopardstown on Thursday and Teoleena and Nieve both have a bit to prove as well.
Mansuri 11-2 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out and soon headed, kept on same pace inside final furlong and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Pit Stop (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo hcp gf.
Namurian Sunset (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Chased leader in 2nd, closer in straight, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Maggie Dalton (9-3) at Limerick 1m fll hcp gf.
Teoleena (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 8l behind Just Gorgeous (9-0) at Cork 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn in May.
Port Merrion (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 5th halfway, driven into 3rd entering straight, kept on well without reaching winner, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Princess Tamay (8-10) at Listowel 1m 3yo hcp gd.
Taqarrob (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Dwelt and in rear, never a factor, pushed along in 9th 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 7th of 10, 10l behind Beyond Brilliance (9-3) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf.
Nieve (USA) 11-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th over 4f out, soon no extra and weakened, eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Glance Of Doon (8-2) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in May.