chased clear leader in 4th, closer halfway and went 3rd approaching straight, ridden over 2f out and no impression on winner over 1f out, 2nd inside final furlong but no chance with winner
Aladdins Cave had a couple of runs over timber during the winter and they will have ensured he arrives fit enough after a very long break since he completed a double on the Flat. SHARALAM couldn't quite get to grips with Ansaab over 1m2f at the Curragh but looks certain to be suited by the long trip and should again finish in front of Midnight Music, who ran on for third and is 4lb better off. Paul Deegan's charge gets the vote to go one better though Leah Claire will be suited by the conditions and a strong gallop will be in her favour. Jazz Girl ended last season in tremendous form but has disappointed so far this term while Strandfield Lady hasn't been in the best of form.
Sharalam (IRE) 10-3 (9-6) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, headway to lead 2f out, soon ridden and strongly pressed 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no impression on winner closing stages, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Ansaab (9-11) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-90 in Apr.
Midnight Music (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Chased leaders in 5th, 6th and ridden early straight, went 3rd over 1f out, no impression under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ansaab (9-11) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-90 in Apr.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 10-3 (8-11) Tracked leaders on outer, 5th halfway, ridden entering straight, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace under pressure final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Northgate (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-100 pol in Apr.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, some headway early straight, no impression in 7th 1f out, 8th of 16, 10l behind Royal Diamond (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Apr.
Leah Claire (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division on inner, 7th 3f out, soon ridden, 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Run With The Wind (8-8) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 50-80 gd in Mar.
Aladdins Cave 5-1 (9-3) Settled in mid-division, smooth headway into 4th early straight, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, idled in front and eased by rider, just held on, won at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcap sft in Sep '10 beating Saajidah (8-6) by shd, 13 ran.