Dermot Weld has won two of the last four of these and BACKDROP can continue the sequence. She's no world-beater but showed very good pace on her reappearance behind Kerkeni at Naas and provided she settles better should be good enough. Nedera was a long way behind and looks held as does Cultured Lady, who was almost 3l behind the selection at Dundalk in October. Focas Mor could be more of a threat as though she was well beaten on her debut at the Curragh in October her pedigree suggests she is much more likely to do better in her second season. Nancy Rose has been staying on over this trip and may need a bit further but Mouskersize makes a quick reappearance after a staying-on effort over 6f at the Curragh on Monday.
Backdrop (USA) 5-2 (9-0) Soon disputed lead, headed approaching final furlong, soon no impression, 5th of 17, 6l behind Kerkeni (9-5) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut in Apr.
Cultured Lady (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden along 3f out, no extra in 4th under 2f out and kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 13l behind Champagne Or Water (9-0) at Sligo 6f 3yo mdn aut fll.
Focas Mor (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Prominent early, dropped to 11th halfway and no threat from 2f out, 12th of 14, 12l behind Ebanoran (9-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn gd in Oct.
Mouskersize (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, some progress under 2f out, ridden in 9th 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace, 8th of 14, 6l behind Seas Of Wells (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks gd.
Nancy Rose (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, 9th 2f out and soon pushed along, kept on inside final furlong to go 6th close home, 6th of 10, 9l behind Afternoon Sunlight (9-0) at Limerick 1m 3yo fll mdn in Apr.
Nedera Sakhee filly out of Awfeyaa.