Value Chain couldn't handle Red Epaulette in the season's opener on soft ground at Naas but had the remainder well beaten and the 6lb he receives from LATIN FIVE should enable him to get into contention. But the latter was always in the front rank in what looked a strong maiden at Navan last week and stayed on strongly. He'll know much more today and looks the one to beat. Daughter In Law couldn't quicken behind Lorelei Rock and Air Force Jet at Naas but that was a good performance and she's in here on a fair weight. The latter remark also applies to Glow Worm, who was in front of her when runner-up at Dundalk last time where she was staying on strongly. Piece Of Paradise, who is closely related to five winners, could prove best of the newcomers.
Latin Five (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon mid-division, 9th 2f out, soon ridden and progress into 5th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, went 2nd close home, never nearer, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Rebel Tale (9-5) at Navan 6f mdn gf in May.
Jm Barrie Sir Percy colt out of Maleficent.
My Friend Stan (IRE) Slade Power colt out of Tributary.
Funny Little Ways (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on stands' side, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 8 3/4l behind Peace Charter (9-0) at Naas 6f mdn fll Good - Yielding in Apr.
Piece of Paradise (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Double Fantasy.
Mogwli (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Soon raced in 6th, one pace from over 1f out, 10th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Real Force (8-13) at Naas 5f mdn Good - Yielding in Apr.
Value Chain 9-1 (9-5) Close up, on terms over 2f out, headed under 1f out, kept on without matching winner after, 2nd of 11, 3 3/4l behind Red Epaulette (9-5) at Naas 5f mdn Yielding - Soft in Mar.
Heavenly Bound (IRE) Dark Angel filly out of Dutch Diamond.
Daughter In Law (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders and 4th from halfway, ridden over 1f out and soon went 3rd, no impression inside final furlong and kept on same pace close home, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Lorelei Rock (9-0) at Naas 5f mdn gd in May.
Rewrite (IRE) Camacho filly out of Leceile.
Absolute Alpha (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, no impression from 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 8 3/4l behind Back To Brussels (9-0) at Navan 5f mdn fll Yielding in Apr.
Dolce Sicily (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inner, pushed along in 5th from halfway, no impression and dropped to 8th inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 6 1/4l behind Lorelei Rock (9-0) at Naas 5f mdn gd in May.
Glow Worm (IRE) 2-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, 4th approaching straight, soon pushed along, effort under 2f out towards inner, kept on well without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Windham Belle (8-6) at Dundalk 5f mdn pol in May.
Hot Dakota (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Towards rear, took keen hold, 10th 2f out, soon ridden, 9th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 4 3/4l behind Back To Brussels (9-0) at Navan 5f mdn fll Yielding in Apr.
Sasvana Havana Gold filly out of Belle Blonde.