The likelihood of fast ground has had its effect on the line-up but there are still a couple of decent types entered. FEROCIOUS FRAN made a fair debut behind Purple Glow at Navan and wasn't beaten far in a better race behind Oor Jock at Naas. Mr Man In The Moon ran very fast for a long way before being swallowed up by Emperor Hadrian at Navan. That was over 6f so today's trip looks his optimum at present and Eternal Youth, who was well beaten, looks held. Bisou Baby produced easily her best effort to date when runner-up to Anadolu over the C&D last month but will need to improve again to lose her maiden tag here.
Eternal Youth (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 11th of 12, 21l behind Emperor Hadrian (9-3) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn gf.
Mr Man In The Moon (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Always prominent, ran free early and disputed lead, driven along and led briefly over 1f out, soon headed, kept on under pressure final furlong without matching winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Emperor Hadrian (9-3) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn gf.
Pipers Choice (IRE) Choisir colt out of Pipewell.
Bisou Baby (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Chased leaders early, soon settled 4th, headway to challenge in 2nd over 1 1/2f out, ridden and no extra 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Anadolu (8-12) at Down Royal 5f 2yo mdn gf in May.
Clodagh Baby (IRE) Compton Place filly out of Gracious Gift.
Ferocious Fran (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden under 2f out, one pace, 5th of 6, 5l behind Oor Jock (9-1) at Naas 5f 2yo stk gf.