Jim Bolger is going for this in a big way with three entries. Kevin Manning has chosen Craic Agus Spraoi and she should do best of the trio having shown up well for a long way on her Tipperary debut. Dermot Weld took the race a year ago and will be expecting a big run from Afternoon Sunlight, who made a bright start at the Curragh behind the highly regarded pair Terrific and Gortea with Red Raven also catching the eye in fourth. John Oxx could do with a nice winner and My Titania, a daughter of Sea The Stars, made a satisfactory debut over 6f here behind Vallado and will certainly improve for the experience. SHELL HOUSE makes a quick reappearance after a very encouraging start behind her highly-regarded stablemate Dazzling at the Curragh on Sunday. She'll have come on a bundle for the experience and can take what should prove an informative contest.
Afternoon Sunlight (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, pushed along and went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace without troubling first 2, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Terrific (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll mdn gd in Aug.
Beatify (IRE) Big Bad Bob filly out of Convent Girl.
Craic Agus Spraoi (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Led and disputed early, headed after 1f, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, dropped to 4th final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Ballybacka Queen (9-0) at Tipperary 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks in Aug.
Grandma's Hands (IRE) Teofilo filly out of In Safe Hands.
Lahinch Classics (IRE) Galileo filly out of Lahinch.
Mezogiorno (IRE) Zamindar filly out of Midpoint.
My Titania (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Dwelt slightly leaving stalls and held up in rear, headway on outer early straight to go 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong but no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Vallado (9-0) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo fll mdn gd in Aug.
Novel Approach (IRE) New Approach filly out of Altarejos.
Red Raven (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division and 7th halfway, driven along in 5th over 2f out, kept on same pace to go 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 6l behind Terrific (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll mdn gd in Aug.
Rodayna (USA) Hard Spun filly out of Heart Of Honor.
Sand Spinner (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, kept on one paced final furlong, 10th of 13, 17l behind Dazzling (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll mdn gf.
Sea Coast (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar filly out of Varna.
Shell House (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, ridden in 7th 2f out, progress into 5th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Dazzling (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll mdn gf.
The Butche's Filly (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, towards rear early, soon mid-division, no impression under pressure in moderate 8th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Orchestra (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Upper Silesian (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Bumped by rival leaving stalls and veered right, chased leaders on outer and 6th halfway, ridden and no impression in 5th over 1f out, kept on same pace into 4th final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Tahaany (9-0) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.