Johnny Murtagh will be hoping to get off the mark soon as a trainer and Dansili Dual is slipping to a mark he looks capable of going close from, especially under Luke Dempsey's claim. CONVERSATIONAL looks the one to beat after a couple of fine runs over a mile, the latest when encountering fast ground for the first time at the Curragh on Saturday. He'll take some beating though New Regalia caught the eye with a fine effort at Naas a fortnight ago and is improving enough to take a hand. Victor's Beach and Queen Of The Sand were both in good form on Polytrack when last seen though have absences to overcome while it's difficult to know what to make of Muizenberg Nights, who has yet to race on Turf.
Sword Of Light (IRE) 14-1 (7-11) Mid-division best, 17th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 12th of 18, 10l behind Gathering Power (8-8) at Naas 6f 3yo hcp.
Queen Of The Sand (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd for much, challenged from over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, led near line, won at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks pol in Nov beating Elusive Ice (9-0) by hd, 14 ran.
Dansili Dual (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden entering straight, no impression, 9th of 10, 10l behind Pre Tax Profit (9-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Mar.
Longfield Lad (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Dwelt and towards rear, driven along in 8th halfway, no extra from well over 1f out, 9th of 10, 18l behind Allegra Tak (9-1) at Tipperary 5f hcp sft.
Conversational (IRE) 12-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on without threatening under pressure, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Roca Tumu (9-7) at Curragh 1m 3yo hcp gf.
King Oliver 16-1 (9-10) Held up, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Bainne (8-10) at Navan 5f 3yo hcp.
How Splendid (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th entering straight, soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 16, 7l behind Lucky Kitten (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 sft in Apr.
Fairy Foxglove (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, checked slightly on 1st bend and soon mid-division, ridden entering straight, no impression, 7th of 11, 8l behind Majenta (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol.
Have A Nice Day 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on outer early, 9th halfway, ridden in 7th 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, 11th of 15, 6l behind Bainne (8-10) at Navan 5f 3yo hcp.
Victor's Beach (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd 1 1/2f out, stayed on to press leader inside final furlong, just held for 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Desiderata (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo hcp pol in Dec.
Lucky Green (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 10th 2f out, no impression in 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 11l behind True Verdict (9-0) at Navan 6f mdn stks.
Muizenberg Nights (IRE) 9-4 (8-6) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden from 3f out, soon 3rd and no impression on leaders, disputing moderate 3rd when hampered and left 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Sylvan Mist (8-10) at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp 50-80 pol in Apr.
Reckless Lad (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 11th of 16, 22l behind Stepwise (9-5) at Navan 1m mdn stks.
New Regalia (IRE) 18-1 (9-10) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 6th of 15, 3l behind Snakes And Ladders (9-12) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp 47-65.
Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Soon chased leaders, 5th early, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 7th of 15, 4l behind Snakes And Ladders (9-12) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp 47-65.
Glen Ginnie (IRE) 11-2 (8-8) In touch, progress over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 9l behind Mad Jazz (8-8) at Pontefract 1m 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Elusive Heir (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, weakened, 9th of 13, 6l behind Paynes Find (9-3) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 sft.
C'Est Ma Souer (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Towards rear, kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out, last of 8, 8l behind Harley's Harley (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Oct.
Rose In Winter (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra in 5th 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 9l behind Abstraction (9-2) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.