Queen Alphabet came from way off the pace to win at Roscommon earlier this month and is probably open to further improvement. But PINK HAT is likely to start a short price for this having made a winning start to her career at Kilbeggan, where she appeared to have any amount in hand. Keith's Delight was well beaten here last month after winning at Downpatrick but Angel Chorus showed promise at Limerick and Naas before finding the company too hot at Punchestown in April and David Wachman has an interesting newcomer in the shape of Fair Funny, who is by King's Theatre and is a half-sister to a couple of winning jumpers.
Keith's Delight (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, closer in moderate 6th under 4f out, moderate 4th and no impression from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 19l behind Supreme Bailerina (11-9) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gf in Jul.
Pink Hat (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd 2f out, ridden to narrow lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gf beating Alton Bay (11-9) by 2l, 16 ran.
Queen Alphabet (IRE) 11-2 (10-9) Waited with towards rear and well off pace, closer order to chase leaders but still a lot to do approaching straight, closed to challenge from over 1f out, soon led, stayed on well to hold on at the finish, won at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf gf beating No Cash Flow (11-0) by hd, 17 ran.
Aroy (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression before 4 out, weakened, 7th of 13, 40l behind Looking For Toby (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f mdn hdl gf.
Fair Funny (IRE) King's Theatre mare out of Dainty Daisy.
Hard Fought (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Waited with, improved to chase leaders from over 2f out, soon no impression, kept on, 5th of 20, 8l behind Mumbo Bay (12-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat gf.
Just Eile (IRE) 5-4 (11-0) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden along 7f out, soon no impression in rear and kept on one pace, last of 7, well behind Dr Schultz (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat gd in Jul.
Kahar 33-1 (11-0) Slow to get going, towards rear, under pressure under 6f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 12th of 16, well behind The Mooch (11-7) at Wexford 2m 2f N H flat gf in Jul.
Angel Chorus (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led briefly 6f out, headed 5f out, ridden 3rd 4f out, weakened before straight, 11th of 22, 39l behind Very Wood (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Apr.
Regula (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, soon a long way off the pace, ridden in moderate 6th from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 6th of 17, 12l behind Queen Alphabet (10-9) at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf gf.