Most of these could do with a victory for the paddocks including Papaya, a half-sister to Lend A Hand amongst other winners, but she ran poorly at Tramore last time despite finishing second. Tri Na Ceile looked well suited to soft ground and a stiffer test of stamina at Galway and might find a couple of these too quick while Teocht was very disappointing when attempting to make all at Leopardstown. Alkali has gone backwards since a couple of promising opening runs and Burnt Sienna has run poorly on her two latest starts and was behind DUBAI'S SUCCESS at Tramore last time. The latter was showing her first sign of ability, staying on strongly once getting the hang of things, and is taken to gain her first success amongst several disappointing types.
Al Fahidi (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Prominent and tracked leader, headway to dispute before halfway and led over 3f out, soon ridden along and headed entering straight, no extra in 3rd from well over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 19l behind Hikari (9-0) at Wexford 1m 4f mdn stks gd.
Alkali (IRE) 9-2 (10-4) Mid-division and 10th halfway, ridden on outer approaching straight and no extra from over 2f out, 10th of 18, 28l behind Union Dues (11-12) at Galway 1m 4f am mdn stks sft in Jul.
Burnt Sienna (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Attempted to make all, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, moderate 3rd 1f out, weakened, 5th of 8, 9l behind Cin Cin (9-0) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn gd.
Dubai's Success 16-1 (9-0) Held up, moderate 7th 3f out, soon ridden, moderate 6th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Cin Cin (9-0) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn gd.
Flosshilde (IRE) Acambaro filly out of Eetee.
Newellen (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, progress into 4th entering straight, soon ridden, no impression from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 9, 9l behind Impound (9-5) at Killarney 1m 2yo mdn in Sep.
Papaya (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Chased leaders in 5th, went moderate 3rd and ridden 3f out, went moderate 2nd 1f out, kept on one paced final furlong, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Stepping Down (8-9) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd.
Teocht (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Led, travelling well entering straight, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened quickly, 5th of 6, 17l behind Drifting Mist (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f fll mdn stks gf in Jul.
Tri Na Ceile (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Waited with, improved into 5th into straight, in pursuit of winner but no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Exotic (9-1) at Galway 1m 4f mdn flls stks sft.