Aidan O'Brien's juveniles appear to be just striking form and RULE THE WAVES can continue the process. He made a very satisfactory debut behind stablemate Battle Of Marathon at Leopardstown last week where he showed very good early speed and that will have brought him on for this. Folk Law started favourite on her debut at Cork but ran green and will have benefited from the experience but Future Icon could prove more of a threat as she led for much of the way over 6f at the Curragh and only faded at tonight's trip. Lupie has come up against some smart performers but hasn't progressed as expected and looks vulnerable.
Laharde Dutch Art colt out of Empress Jain.
Lupie (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd closing stages of final furlong, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Anthem Alexander (9-0) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gf.
Rule The Waves (USA) 6-1 (9-5) Prominent early and soon led, ridden and went a few lengths clear 2f out, headed 1f out and kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Battle Of Marathon (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gf.
Folk Law (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Led, jinked right after 1f, pushed along 2f out and headed over 1f out, 4th and no extra final 150 yards, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Leading Actress (9-0) at Cork 5f 2yo fll mdn gf.
Future Icon 20-1 (9-0) Close up and disputed lead, narrowly headed from under 2f out, still 2nd from 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Bertie Le Belge (9-2) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn.
Kaldoun Dancer (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along and trailing, always behind, last of 13, 32l behind Jeanne Girl (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll mdn in May.
Trust Your Opinion (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 10l behind Back To Base (9-0) at Limerick 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks gf.
Well Done Me (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and ran freely, 6th halfway, pushed along entering straight and soon dropped to rear, no extra, last of 10, 24l behind Queen Nefertiti (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gd.