Greanta was third when tried over this trip on her reappearance at Navan and is one for the short-list. Sinndar Desert won over 1m3f at Dundalk in March and Lady Clitico only found one too good over a mile at Cork. Tiffany Bay has ability but HARDSTONE has shown gradual improvement in all three starts and Ross Coakley's claim is a major plus in this. He gets a tentative vote on his handicap debut as Scooping couldn't build on her Leopardstown success at Navan when behind Greanta.
Sinndar Desert 2-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, closer in 2nd 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, soon disputed, edged ahead inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure, pressed close home, won at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar beating Westpieser (8-11) by nk, 8 ran.
Hardstone (USA) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Boqa (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn stks sft in Apr.
Tiffany Bay (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, switched left and pushed along 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Desert Colours (8-10) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Daredevil Day (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression and kept on without threatening from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind The Islander (9-5) at Cork 7f 3yo mdn in Apr.
Lady Clitico (IRE) 7-2 (8-6) Pushed along early to lead after 1f, ridden 2f out and headed over 1f out, no impression on easy winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Elegant Peace (8-7) at Cork 1m 3yo hcp hvy in Apr.
Greanta (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, 3rd 1f out and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Urban Moon (9-7) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in Apr.
Scooping (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, no extra in 4th over 1f out, weakened, 5th of 8, 11l behind Urban Moon (9-7) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in Apr.
Kabjoy (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Waited with, 6th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, no extra in moderate 7th from over 1f out, 7th of 9, 12l behind Aussie Valentine (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Oct.