EALAIN AIBREAN was well supported for her debut at Dundalk but so was the winner, Najm Suhail, who is highly regarded. The pair pulled well clear of their rivals, who included Udogo, and the form should be good enough for this. Heart Focus couldn't cope with the long odds-on Coach House at Tipperary but it was a fair start and with more to come she should go close while Sacred Aspect was by no means disgraced in what looked a strong maiden over the course and distance a month ago. The market should prove a guide to the chances of several well-connected newcomers.
Pleasant Bay (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Alexander Confranc.
Third Dimension Dubawi colt out of Round The Cape.
Bob Win Compton Place colt out of Chase The Lady.
Heart Focus (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, soon pushed along and went 2nd 1f out, no impression on easy winner and kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Coach House (9-5) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn sft.
Ealain Aibrean (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, close 4th entering straight, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed under 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Najm Suhail (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn auc stks pol.
Sacred Aspect (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 7, 4l behind Focus On Venice (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn sft in Apr.
Udogo 20-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and in rear, went moderate 7th and ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 12, 9l behind Najm Suhail (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn auc stks pol.
Pixie Hollow (IRE) Verglas filly out of High Fun.