MUILEATA made a satisfactory reappearance in a handicap at Tipperary. She showed promise over this shorter trip last season and can open her account here at the main expense of Champagne Or Water, who has been placed in all three starts but has been kept to sprint distance so far this year. Cultured Lady has a chance on last season's form but Nieve looks as though she'll need more time.
Champagne Or Water (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Prominent on outer, 4th 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace,, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Kernoff (9-5) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gf in Apr.
Cultured Lady (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Unruly at start and reared slightly leaving stalls, tracked leaders, 6th 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 6l behind Booker (9-0) at Curragh 6f 3yo fll stks in Apr.
Hazel Blue (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, dropped to rear entering straight and no extra from 2f out, weakened, last of 9, 19l behind I'm Yours (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Oct.
Helen's Armada (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, 4th halfway, pushed along entering straight and dropped to 7th over 2f out, no extra, 7th of 10, 11l behind Sparkle Factor (9-0) at Limerick 7f 3yo fll mdn hvy in Apr.
Miss Spellt (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong and dropped to 5th closing stages, 5th of 10, 6l behind Sparkle Factor (9-0) at Limerick 7f 3yo fll mdn hvy in Apr.
Muileata (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Held up, last halfway, ridden in 4th 2 1/2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd close home, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Aussie Valentine (9-9) at Tipperary 1m 1f 3yo hcp sft in Apr.
Nieve (USA) 33-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always towards rear, last of 17, 24l behind Kerkeni (9-5) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut in Apr.
Straightandnarrow (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Very slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression and kept on without threatening from over 1f out, 9th of 14, 9l behind The Islander (9-5) at Cork 7f 3yo mdn in Apr.