It's too early to write off Spirit of Concorde but it has to be admitted that he has failed to confirm the distinct promise of his first two starts for the Weld team. The application of first-time blinkers is an interesting move. Prima Vista, a three-time winner over timber for Noel Meade, seemed to lose his way somewhat when sent chasing but didn't do at all badly first time up on the level when second to Marchese Marconi at Limerick on heavy ground. Things may happen a little too quickly for him here though while Manalisa, a daughter of Manduro, needs a market check on her belated racecourse debut. BELLE DE CRECY has shown plenty of potential on both starts this term over a mile on quick ground and looks progressive. The step up to a 1m2f appears ideal and she looks another one for the Murtagh team.
Dancing Ecco (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, ridden towards rear 5 out, no extra from next, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Faanan Aldaar (11-0) at Roscommon 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Prima Vista 7-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway in 3rd entering straight, ridden 2f out, 2nd 1 1/2f out, no impression winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Marchese Marconi (9-7) at Limerick 1m 3f mdn stks hvy in Apr.
See U In Coppers (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, last of 7, 11l behind Hawaii Five Nil (11-4) at Clonmel 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Senor George (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division, improved into 6th 2f out, switched 1 1/2f out, soon no impression, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Stradater (10-0) at Limerick 7f mdn stks sft in Jun.
Spirit of Concorde 3-1fav (10-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, close up and challenged 3f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra in 5th 1f out, eased final furlong, 5th of 8, 17l behind Modista (8-11) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn sft in Jun.
Youhain Snake (IRE) 50-1 (9-13) Dwelt and got a little bump start, towards rear, moderate 12th and kept on same pace from before straight, 10th of 15, 19l behind One True Love (9-2) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks gf.
Belle de Crecy (IRE) 15-8 (9-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Scintillula (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m fll mdn stks gf in Jun.
Manalisa (IRE) Manduro filly out of Dark Indian.