Joseph O'Brien has chosen the once-raced Moth over stablemate One True Love but it's surprising to see the daughter of Galileo over this trip after making her debut over a mile at Navan. One True Love is also dropping in distance having raced over a mile at Dundalk but it's about time SLOPE was winning and this looks her day. She has been performing in much better company and there was no disgrace in being beaten 3l by Gift From Heaven at Fairyhouse last time. Kevin Prendergast has won this three times in recent years so the newcomer Fitrah is one to keep an eye on as is Dermot Weld's Shunned, who is a half-sister to three winners.
Bainne (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride and towards rear, some late headway final furlong, 7th of 16, 8l behind Gift From Heaven (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Fitrah (IRE) Tamayuz filly out of Almass.
Fulminata (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 4l behind Carpathia (9-2) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn auc stks pol.
Moss Top (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra from over 1f out, 9th of 12, 8l behind Vinson Massif (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Aug.
Moth (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Mid-division, 8th approaching straight, some progress 2f out, 5th and no extra final furlong, eased, 5th of 15, 11l behind Dubaya (9-0) at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn.
New Romance (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 10th of 16, 19l behind Trading Leather (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
One True Love (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Abbey Vale (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol.
Pop Art (IRE) Excellent Art filly out of Doctrine.
Princess Lucy (IRE) Strategic Prince filly out of Leala.
Shunned Three Valleys filly out of Avoidance.
Slope 11-8fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, led over 1f out, challenged 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 3l behind Gift From Heaven (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Wannabe Better (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 15, 12l behind Salhooda (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn in Sep.