PASTICHES was a little disappointing when sent off a hot favourite for a maiden at Ballinrobe but Mick Halford's filly has performed with credit at this level previously and should have few issues with the prevailing going. Fire and Flame bids to get off the mark at the fifth time of asking, and while it's worrying that the blinkers have been applied, this does represent a drop in class. Morga was tried in Listed company at Navan without success and with a fourth to Hanky Panky at Naas reading well, she would a big player if able to translate that form to this quicker surface. Dragon Fei went much better than her odds may have implied at Bellewstown and she can improve for a further step up in trip.
Lilly's John 25-1 (11-2) Soon led and clear racing keenly, reduced advantage and headed soon after halfway, no extra and weakened, completely tailed off, last of 17, well behind Katie T (10-12) at Roscommon 2m mares n h flat gf.
Passagere (FR) 25-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride and towards rear, headway into 5th halfway, ridden in 7th early straight and soon no extra, 8th of 10, 31l behind Khothry (8-11) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo fll stks gd in Jun.
Balmont Belle (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 3f out, under pressure in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace, just behind leaders when brought down 1f out, in a race won by Daymooma (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f fll mdn stks gd in Jun, 10 ran.
Dragon Fei (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden into 7th 2f out, stayed on in 3rd 1f out, kept on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Luna Forest (8-11) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn aut gf.
Fire And Flame (USA) 5-2 (9-0) Soon chased leader up the centre of the track alone, closed 2f out, every chance under pressure final furlong, not quite match winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Coquette Noire (9-0) at Curragh 7f fll mdn stks gf.
Morga (IRE) 9-1 (8-0) Raced in 4th throughout, in touch early straight but no extra from over 1f out, kept on one pace, last of 4, 6l behind Via Ballycroy (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f fll stks gf.
Pastiches 2-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, niggled along in 3rd halfway, ridden 3f out, kept on to 2nd 2f out, no impression winner entering straight, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Train Of Thought (10-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f mdn stks.