The ultra-consistent LEBLON looks the answer to this after her superb second to Tarla in a Grade 3 at Punchestown in April. She has performed well on fast ground and her overall form looks too strong for these rivals. Sherchanceit was having her first start since October when a head behind Cuchulains Son at Ballinrobe and is certain to have come on for the run while point-to-point and bumper winner Model County Lass was only headed in the dying strides by Chasing Clouds at Sligo and will prove a tough opponent. First Beauty was very impressive in a Limerick maiden and there is more to come from Dessie Hughes' mare.
First Beauty (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Made virtually all, travelling best from before straight, asserted from before 2 out, stayed on well, easily, won at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in May beating Tir Na Gcapall (11-0) by 7l, 17 ran.
Hard To Please (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Keen hold, soon prominent, mistake 3 out, ridden to lead before straight, headed before 2 out, soon no extra, 12th of 18, 12l behind Tenormore (11-4) at Listowel 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
Seeking Justice (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Mid-division, mistake 4th, fell 6th, in a race won by D's Trix (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in May, 23 ran.
Sherchanceit (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, improved to lead after 2 out, ridden clear approaching last, strongly pressed run-in, headed near finish, 2nd of 15, hd behind Cuchulains Son (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m hdl gd in May.
Clu Agus Cail (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Prominent in chasing group, closer in 2nd from 4 out, 3rd before next, struggling when slight peck 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 13l behind Marky Bob (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f 5yo mdn hdl gf in May.
Flare Star 33-1 (11-7) Always behind, 16th of 18, 41l behind Outlaw Kid (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Model County Lass (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, progress on outer into close 2nd 2 out, soon ridden to challenge, led last, headed last strides, 2nd of 16, hd behind Chasing Clouds (10-6) at Sligo 2m mares mdn hdl gd in May.
Only Heather (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 24l behind Galianna (9-8) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 gf in Sep (flat).
Leblon (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, headway to lead 2 out, pressed approaching last where slight mistake, headed run-in, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 21, 1/2l behind Tarla (10-9) at Punchestown 2m 2f hdl G3 gd in Apr.
Daly (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Never a factor, 10th of 15, well behind Jerry's Agent (11-4) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Mar.
Royal Dawn (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, weakened from before 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 16, well behind Sword Fish (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Sparta Rebel (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 11, 29l behind Endless Expanse (9-0) at Dundalk 1m sks pol in Apr (flat).