Three-year-olds take on their elders with greater regularity now and RAIN GOD is taken to put one over the older brigade and register a success for Aidan and Ana O'Brien. He's improved over two starts this term and was only beaten a length and a half at the Curragh on Sunday in the competitive handicap won by Eastern Rules. It's significant he comes to the table so quickly and faces similar conditions to those which pertained over the weekend. Caesaria has shown useful form on all three starts having been unraced as a juvenile but was engaged to run at Fairyhouse yesterday. Greek Canyon has it to do at the weights, whilst Almadaa is more effective on Polytrack so Red Laser, a Gowran Park winner over a mile on quick ground on his penultimate run, is a better shortlist option.
Greek Canyon (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Prominent on far rail, 5th and ridden halfway, no impression on winner 1f out and kept on one pace under pressure, 6th of 12, 6l behind Abstraction (8-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf in Jun.
Rain God (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Eastern Rules (9-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Caesaria (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Led and strongly pressed, ridden 2f out, headed under 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on to 2nd again inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Line Drummer (9-10) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp hvy in May.
Almadaa 11-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, 6th 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, 10th of 13, 5l behind Strait Of Zanzibar (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Apr.
Red Laser (IRE) 7-2fav (9-11) Led, strongly pressed and headed entering straight, no extra well over 1f out, weakened, 9th of 10, 13l behind Knights Templar (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf in Jun.
Big Whiskey (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Towards rear, no impression under pressure from 3f out, 11th of 12, 10l behind Roca Tumu (9-7) at Curragh 1m 3yo hcp gf in May.
Charpoy (USA) 20-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 3l behind Teoranta (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-75 gf in Jun.
Little Arrows (IRE) 5-1fav (9-8) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, 7th 1f out, no extra final furlong, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 7l behind Truly Genius (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 47-70 gf in Jun.