Davanti led for a long way on her reappearance at Cork and should have come on enough to get involved here while Love And Cherish isn't too badly treated if able to replicate the form she's shown on Polytrack. League Of Nations looked a bit one-paced at Gowran but FROZEN NORTH caught the eye with a promising return behind Fortify at Cork and with the longer trip sure to suit he looks the one to be on. The John Oxx-trained pair Abu Nayef and Alazeya are both likely to do better in their second season and market support for either should be heeded.
Love And Cherish (IRE) 4-5fav (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along in 2nd under 2f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace under pressure, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Count Of Limonade (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Apr.
Abu Nayef (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led, headed after 1f, disputed briefly halfway, ridden in 2nd entering straight, under pressure in 4th 2f out, drifted right and kept on final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Flameseeker (9-5) at Listowel 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
League Of Nations (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Mid-division, progress 3f out, soon ridden, 4th on outer 2f out, kept on one paced, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Safe Home (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo mdn sft in Apr.
Frozen North (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Fortify (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn sft in Mar.
Davanti (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, led 3f out, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace, last of 6, 8l behind Alive Alive Oh (9-0) at Cork 1m 3yo fll mdn sft in Mar.
Alazeya (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, no impression under pressure from 1 1/2f out, stayed on well without troubling winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Twilight Zone (9-5) at Cork 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Cyclone 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, dropped to 7th early straight and no extra from 2f out, 7th of 11, 11l behind Ruler Of The World (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo mdn in Apr.
Etesian (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, progress on outer halfway, ridden in moderate 4th entering straight, kept on one paced, 5th of 13, 23l behind An Saincheann (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo fll stks sft in Apr.
Teoranta (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, soon ridden and no extra under 2f out, 9th of 13, 10l behind Maude Adams (9-4) at Curragh 1m hcp 50-80 in Apr.
Connacht Council (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Suffered a bit in scrimmaging early, soon in rear, no danger and kept on without threatening from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 7l behind Morning With Ivan (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in Apr.
Duke of Dance (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outer, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, 9th of 14, 14l behind Safe Home (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo mdn sft in Apr.
Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Prominent, led from halfway, narrow lead entering straight, strongly pressed 1 1/2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 5th of 16, 5l behind Lucky Kitten (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 sft in Apr.
Juara (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Soon prominent, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 8, 5l behind Harmonic Note (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 2yo hcp pol in Nov.
Daft Dave (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Led, hampered by loose horse and headed after 3f, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, 6th of 7, 11l behind Sharjah (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp pol in Mar.