DELTA DAWN found only odds-on stablemate Emperor Of The Sun too good at Galway last time and should be winning soon at this level. He’s preferred to Aidan O’Brien’s other runner Celtic High King, who makes his racecourse debut along with Camorra and Yulong Pearlisland. The latter is a brother to a winner and Shane Foley rides having partnered the latter’s stable companion Grey Serge at Gowran last time. Brilliant Question has shown little so far and the other newcomers are preferred to Gracias Madre.
Camorra (IRE) Zoffany colt out of Mauralakana.
Celtic High King (IRE) Galileo colt out of Homecoming Queen.
Delta Dawn (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Quick away, soon raced in 2nd, pushed along over 2f out, wandered slightly inside final furlong, kept on well without reaching winner closing stages, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Emperor Of The Sun (9-5) at Galway 1m mdn gd in Aug.
Grey Serge 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division and 6th from halfway, soon pushed along and ridden from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 11 3/4l behind Geometrical (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Yulong Pearlisland (IRE) Fastnet Rock colt out of Cochabamba.
Brilliant Question (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly away, soon raced towards rear, 9th under 3f out, ridden 1f out, no extra, never a factor, 10th of 14, 15 1/4l behind Auxilia (9-0) at Naas 7f mdn fll gd in Aug.
Gracias Madre (IRE) Gutaifan filly out of Naruko.