Aidan O'Brien is finding it impossible to get a race out of Ice Empress who once again looked very one-paced when third behind Skyway at Leopardstown. Her front-running tactics leave her vulnerable and both GALA SPIRIT and Feis Ceoil have the pace to deal with her in the latter stages. The former gets the nod as she made a very encouraging debut behind School Holidays at Fairyhouse though Feis Ceoil is going well though her best effort at the Curragh was on ground with plenty of give.
Manaaqeb Cape Cross filly out of Al Sifaat.
Moher Lady (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, no extra in 6th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 15l behind Augustusthestrong (9-5) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn in Sep.
Chachalacas (IRE) Hawk Wing filly out of Soreze.
Feis Ceoil (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Chased leader in 2nd, challenged 3f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, just held on for 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Crazy Days (9-0) at Navan 1m 3yo fll mdn gf in May.
Fraternite (IRE) Statue Of Liberty filly out of Mary Anastatia.
Gala Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th entering straight, soon ridden, went moderate 4th 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind School Holidays (9-0) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd.
Ice Empress (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Skyway (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo fll stks gf.
Unaccompanied (IRE) Danehill Dancer filly out of Legend Has It.