BIRDCAGE couldn't live with the pace of the long odds-on Washington DC at Tipperary but wasn't beaten all that far and, unless there's something decent amongst the newcomers, she can give Ger Lyons another juvenile winner. Bracklin Princess has shown nothing in two runs on soft ground but Grant Of Approval is speedily-bred being the first foal of a 6f all-weather winner. Miss Phillyjinks is by Zoffany and a half-sister to two all-weather winners over slightly further so she should have plenty of pace, as should the Dandy Man filly Idlers Dream, a half-sister to a two-year-old winner, but Annella is by Dylan Thomas and likely to need further.
Grant Of Approval (IRE) Approve colt out of Paper Dreams.
Birdcage 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 3rd over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Washington Dc (9-5) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gf in Apr.
Annella (IRE) Dylan Thomas filly out of Misellie.
Bracklin Princess (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Soon raced in 5th, pushed along halfway, soon slightly impeded, 9th 2f out, dropped to last 1f out, no extra, 9th of 10, 11l behind Madame Thunder (9-0) at Naas 5f 2yo fll mdn in Apr.
Idlers Dream (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of Smart Starprincess.
Miss Phillyjinks (IRE) Zoffany filly out of Smoken Rosa.