Connections will be keen to get a win out of the well-bred Ebaniya, who wasn't beaten far on her debut over 1m6f at Ballinrobe and should have improved sufficiently to take a hand in the finish here. Murphy's Delight was well backed over 1m2f at Leopardstown last month and might appreciate the extra quarter-mile but WANDERING STAR will have gone into many notebooks when making a winning bumper debut at Wexford in the spring on the bridle. He's the type his trainer excels with and can get off the mark at the first time of asking on the Flat.
Captain Ahab (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Always rear, 11th of 15, well behind Like Your Style (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Feb '12.
The Bugler (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, closed up going well 3 out, soon 3rd, on terms into straight, soon headed and no extra, 9th of 15, 26l behind American Flyer (11-0) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in May.
Wandering Star 10-3 (10-10) Rear of mid-division, headway on outer 4f out, 3rd 3f out, improved to lead 2f out, soon ridden clear, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gf in May beating Katie T (11-1) by 2 1/4l, 15 ran.
Murphy's Delight (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Soon led, ridden early straight and headed well over 1f out, 3rd and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, dropped to 4th near line, 4th of 12, 2l behind Convocate (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Aug.
Ebaniya (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, progress on inner and ridden under 3f out, moderate 5th 1f out, kept on without threatening, 4th of 12, 5l behind Orgilgo Bay (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks in Aug.
Petite Beauty (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and towards rear, pushed along halfway, no impression, 9th of 11, 23l behind Calibrate (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo fll stks gd in Aug.