From an original entry of ten, Aidan O'Brien has chosen Even Song and Prefer. The former, a half-sister to Simply Verse and other winners, caught the eye in no uncertain terms at Dundalk when making late ground after a slow start and should prove better at this stage than her stablemate, who is a half-sister to a host of useful winners. NUDGE made a very encouraging debut at Gowran last month when a close third behind two smart performers who have since finished first and third in a Listed contest. Dermot Weld's filly looks a nice prospect and will take some beating. Typique, from last year's winning yard, showed potential in that latter race and being by Galileo should have come on plenty for the experience. Jim Bolger runs Runmhar, who has a smart pedigree and is another to note in what should prove an informative maiden.
April Eighteen (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden in moderate 10th 2f out, no impression, never a factor, 8th of 14, 9 3/4l behind Raymonda (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn fll gd in Oct.
Bibliotheca (JPN) Harbinger filly out of Taygete.
Champagne Mega (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 15, 17 1/2l behind Siamsaiocht (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn Yielding in Oct.
End Play (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Broke well to lead, joined 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden and headed under 2f out, dropped to 4th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 16, 7 1/4l behind Black Sea (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn gd in Oct.
Even Song (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, 8th halfway, pushed along and progress into 5th over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 3rd of 9, nk behind Lady Oak (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn fll pol in Oct.
Flagstaff Dansili filly out of Etoile Montante.
Gentil J (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Bumped early, soon raced in 7th, pushed along before straight, switched right under 3f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Emergent (9-0) at Navan 1m mdn fll gd in Oct.
Nudge 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Rayisa (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m mdn fll gd in Sep.
Please Me (IRE) Teofilo filly out of Posterity.
Prefer (IRE) Galileo filly out of Pieds De Plume.
Runmhar (IRE) Discreetly Mine filly out of Excuse Me.
Shes An Art (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden 2f out, closer in 9th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 9 1/4l behind Raymonda (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn fll gd in Oct.
Typique (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace in 6th final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 13, 9l behind Rayisa (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m mdn fll gd in Sep.