DAFT DAVE attempted to make all at Roscommon a week ago but just failed to hold the late burst of Juara and was beaten a short-head. That was over 1m4f so today's trip looks ideal and he can lead all the way. Island In The Sun was making her handicap debut when runner-up to Neophilia over 1m1f at Gowran and though running well she's taking a big step-up in trip and is 6lb higher. Sharjah is also up by the same amount after his victory over 1m2f at Fairyhouse but he's even better over this longer trip and has to be a threat. Golden Silence makes his handicap debut from what looks a tough mark and though Dark Crusader has shown promise she's never raced beyond a mile.
Sharjah (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in last, 10th entering straight, soon ridden and progress on outer, went 6th 2f out, close 5th 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, won at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd beating Sceilg (9-2) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Golden Silence (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Mid-division and 7th halfway, driven along to go 4th entering straight, no impression on easy winner when not clear run and switched right early final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 13l behind Cardinal Palace (8-12) at Bellewstown 1m 4f mdn stks gf.
Island In The Sun (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Soon led, strongly pressed and headed over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 4l behind Neophilia (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.
Dark Crusader (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Dwelt, in rear, no impression and kept on without threatening from 2f out, 8th of 12, 8l behind Legal Lyric (9-8) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Flowing Air (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Waited with, 10th early, no impression and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 9th of 13, 22l behind The Vatican (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Haverstock 6-1 (9-6) Prominent, pushed along 3f out, led well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Bain's Pass (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Idlewild 20-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden entering straight, some modest progress on outer final furlong, 7th of 12, 4l behind Sharjah (9-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd.
Dalandra 12-1 (9-12) Towards rear early, soon mid-division, 6th before straight, 5th from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 15, 15l behind Neophilia (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.
Seeyouallincoppers (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Prominent, ridden and weakened from 4f out, 8th of 9, 24l behind Melanippe (8-7) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-70 fm in Jun.
Authorative (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, niggled along before halfway, no impression 2f out, 9th of 14, 17l behind Rapid Approach (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gd in Apr.
Daft Dave (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Soon led, went clear from before straight, reduced lead inside final furlong, caught on line, 2nd of 9, shd behind Juara (8-7) at Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf.
Maximal Crazy 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression over 3f out, 8th of 10, 34l behind Jan Van Eyck (8-13) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo clm in Jun.
Griselda (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Waited with, moderate 5th and no extra from 2f out, 6th of 7 Roca Tumu (9-5) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn aut hvy in Oct.
Nics Montoya (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 11l behind Your Pal Tal (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Seismic (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Waited with, 11th before straight, no impression from 2f out, kept on, 6th of 15, 17l behind Neophilia (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.