Drawn on the rails, STATUE OF DREAMS looks the one to be on despite not winning for over a year. He was racing off a 20lb higher mark a year ago and his last couple of runs have suggest a return to winning ways is imminent. Amour Fou has more scope than any of these and has a C&D success to her credit. Johnny Murtagh has been booked for her reappearance and she looks certain to go well despite her long absence. Thats A Fret usually does his best but he's not well drawn on the outside even in this relatively small field while Geraldines Lass gained her two victories on very fast ground last summer.
Geraldines Lass (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, never a factor, 15th of 16, 24l behind Harry Trotter (8-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in May.
Thats A Fret (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Prominent, 3rd halfway, soon ridden and no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 4l behind Harry Trotter (8-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in May.
Amour Fou (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden into 3rd 1f out, kept on to lead inside final 100 yards, pressed close home, won at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65 sft in Oct beating Wellmarked (8-12) by 1/2l, 20 ran.
Little Village (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Waited with, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from over 1f out, 7th of 12, 6l behind Kateeva (8-8) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 sft.
Eurosmart Lady (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride and towards rear early, improve to chased leaders approaching halfway where 5th, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Allegra Tak (9-10) at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (47-75) (3yo+) sft.
Statue Of Dreams (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression leader in 2nd 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Allegra Tak (9-10) at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (47-75) (3yo+) sft.
Dixiedoodledandy (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, challenged 2f out, ridden in 4th and no extra 1f out, weakened, 8th of 10, 7l behind Chois The Idea (9-5) at Down Royal 5f mdn stks gf.
Ring Them Bells 8-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden entering straight, 10th 2f out, no impression, 13th of 16, 16l behind On The Loose (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Till Dawn (IRE) 50-1 (9-12) Prominent and led before halfway, headed over 2f out and soon no extra, weakened, 17th of 21, 20l behind Singing Bird (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn stks sft in May.
Lazarian (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 12l behind Man Of Erin (8-8) at Naas 7f app hcp 47-65 in May.
Rogha Na Mban (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Stocktons Wing (9-6) at Listowel 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.