Belle Et Bete skated up when put over an extra furlong at Down Royal last time, beating debutante Enter The Priory by more than eight lengths. But that form was undermined was the runner-up was only fourth at Sligo earlier this month and a couple of the newcomers in this catch the eye. Spiritual Man is one but Jim Bolger's Equiano filly RAPID EYE makes more appeal as she's a half-sister to a winning miler and is likely to know what's required. Duca Valentinois showed promise in a Naas maiden two weeks ago and is likely to have benefited from the outing.
Alcock And Brown (IRE) Oasis Dream colt out of Heart Stopping.
Duca Valentinois (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 6th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 7l behind Parish Boy (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn.
Duke Of Medina (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar gelding out of Daruliyya.
Great Dancer (IRE) Lord Shanakill colt out of Enchanted Empress.
Spiritual Man (IRE) Lawman colt out of Vee Gita.
Rapid Eye (IRE) Equiano filly out of Hidden Meaning.
Belle Et Bete (IRE) 9-10fav (8-9) Prominent, 2nd halfway, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well, easily, won at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul beating Enter The Priory (8-11) by 9l, 10 ran.
Cleano 12-1 (8-9) Soon led, pressed straight, headed from 1f out, soon flicked tail, one pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Splashtop (9-2) at Sligo 6f 2yo hcp sft.
Enter The Priory (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along over 2f out and soon on terms, ridden in 3rd 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, no extra and short of room near line, 4th of 11, 1l behind Vocal Nation (8-11) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut sft.