Jockey bookings suggest much better is expected of Siege Of Orleans this year and he is preferred to stablemate Cradle Mountain. Sidra will no doubt be winning this season having finished fourth over 6f on her debut at the Curragh but XEBEC has the more recent form. He will have come on for a debut run at Tipperary and, with the John Oxx yard sending out a couple of winners last week, he gets the nod. Ferguson is a half-brother to three winners and could prove best of the newcomers.
Castlelyons (IRE) Papal Bull colt out of Summercove.
Cradle Mountain (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Settled in mid-division, improved into 2nd over 2f out and soon ridden, no impression and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind Hurricane Cass (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn auc stks pol.
Echoville (IRE) Echo Of Light colt out of Colleville.
Ferguson Kyllachy colt out of Passing Hour.
Siege Of Orleans (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Prominent, progress to dispute before halfway, ridden and headed early straight, soon no extra, eased over 1f out, last of 12, 47l behind Colour Rhapsody (9-0) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Xebec (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Broke well, tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along in 4th 2f out and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Radanpour (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn stks sft.
Sidra (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Toogoodtobetrue (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll mdn gd in Jul.