Just 3lb separates the quartet on official ratings with the allowance of Morga's jockey taken into account. The latter is interesting dropped to sprint trips for the first time but she's up against some speedy sorts and a watching brief looks best. Talitha Kum and Curly Wee showed up well when fifth and seventh respectively in a competitive Curragh Premier handicap at the Irish Derby meeting behind Majestic Queen over 7f. However, both have scored over this trip, albeit on testing ground. VIA BALLYCROY was also in action over the weekend when 10th of 30 in the ultra-competitive Curragh handicap sprint won by Burn The Boats, by no means a bad effort as he was only 4l behind the winner. He'd previously taken a similarly tough Curragh sprint handicap and looks the one here with conditions sure to suit.
Via Ballycroy (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Soon mid-division, switched off rail 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 10th of 30, 4 1/2l behind Burn The Boats (8-8) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Jun.
Curly Wee (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Waited with, some headway to chase leaders but no impression 1f out, kept on, 7th of 21, 5l behind Majestic Queen (8-5) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gd in Jun.
Talitha Kum (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, 2nd 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 21, 4l behind Majestic Queen (8-5) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gd in Jun.
Morga (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 7th 3f out, ridden in 6th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 19, 13l behind Qewy (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f mdn stks in Jun.