Desert Of Dreams hasn't done much wrong in both starts on this track and may have found 7f too far last time. PEDRO THE GREAT made his debut in a Listed event at Naas won by Dawn Approach, who landed the Coventry Stakes on Tuesday. Aidan O'Brien's colt didn't get competitive that day but showed promise and this represents a big drop in grade. The winner, trained by Jim Bolger, is by New Approach as is today's newcomer Wexford Opera, a half-brother to the stable's Glor Na Mara while the once-raced Tobann also represents the yard and didn't run badly on her debut at Fairyhouse. John Oxx won this a year ago so Sharkayla, whose dam was placed in a Listed contest over this trip as a juvenile, is one to note.
Pearl Music (IRE) Oratorio colt out of Balamiyda.
Pedro The Great (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 5th, driven along before halfway, never a factor, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 6, 11l behind Dawn Approach (9-3) at Naas 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gf.
Wexford Opera (IRE) New Approach colt out of Sister Angelina.
Lady Gosford (IRE) Kheleyf filly out of Kalimanta.
Sharkayla (IRE) Zamindar filly out of Sharleez.
Tobann (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, close 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no impression 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 18, 8l behind Roseraie (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo fll mdn gf.
Desert Of Dreams 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden along over 2f out, moderate 3rd over 1f out, kept on one paced final furlong, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Theatre (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gs.
Estinaad (USA) Street Sense filly out of Dawla.