Jan Van Eyck is tried in blinkers having been claimed out of Kevin Condon's stable and it was no surprise to see plenty of claims received for her after she routed her rivals at Navan. Capitol Hill is in good heart and he battled on stoically to score at Killarney, but we prefer SCELIG. Jim Bolger's filly is still a maiden after eight starts, and while she has been runner up on her last three visits to the racecourse, Ronan Whelan replaces a much less experienced apprentice in the saddle. Madam Mo was campaigned in Listed company as a juvenile, and she creeps in under the ceiling of the race having dropped to a mark of 75. Long Away takes a massive step up in trip while Stepping Down has a bit to find on official figures.
Madam Mo (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along to lead 4f out, strongly pressed from 2 1/2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind King Of The Romans (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f mdn auc stks sft in May.
Capitol Hill (IRE) 7-4fav (9-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway in 3rd 3f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, pressed leader from over 1f out, kept on well final furlong to lead last strides, won at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp gf beating High Hill Beauty (7-13) by hd, 8 ran.
Jan Van Eyck (USA) 13-8fav (8-13) Led after 1f, clear with 2nd halfway, asserted from under 3f out, ridden and clear 2f out, kept on strongly, easily, won at Navan 1m 2f 3yo clm in Jun beating Stepping Down (8-10) by 7l, 10 ran.
Sceilg (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) Dwelt slightly and pushed along in rear early, ridden and progress entering straight, 7th on outer 2f out, close 6th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Sharjah (9-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd.
Long Away (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, moderate 4th over 3f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace 1 1/2f out, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Coquette Noire (9-0) at Curragh 7f fll mdn stks gf.
Stepping Down (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leader and 2nd halfway, driven along in 3rd 2f out, soon no impression on easy winner and moderate 2nd 1f out, kept on one pace under pressure, dropped to 3rd near line, 3rd of 13, 12l behind Cardinal Palace (8-12) at Bellewstown 1m 4f mdn stks gf.