waited with towards rear, closed straight, 3rd from 2f out, not get to winnner and kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out
made all, asserted under pressure from over 1f out, stayed on well
tracked leaders, travelling well straight, 4th from 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out
tracked leader in 2nd, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out
waited with towards rear, pushed along to close over 2f out, got in the clear and kept on without threatening final furlong
tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd over 3f out, lost place and no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace
It's impossible to find any of these seven without a chance. Soon ran in all the best races after her maiden success at Galway but many of her stablemates have needed their first runs. Croi An Or made a nice start at Dundalk and reaped the benefit at Limerick last month while Backbench Blues completed his double when landing a tough Leopardstown nursery in November. Hot Bed is expected to do better this season after his Dundalk victory and the superbly-bred Oh So Lucy should do better in her second season and has entries in the Guineas and Oaks at the Curragh. Rigoletta will have found 6f too short on her reappearance but it's STUNNED SILENCE who is handed the vote as she looked a filly going places when beating Wave at Dundalk in October.
Croi An Or (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders, challenged under pressure and led 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Limerick 1m 3yo mdn aut gd in Mar beating Diplomat (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Backbench Blues (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Chased leaders early, pushed along in 5th halfway, ridden over 2f out, ran on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Nov beating Coolnagree (8-12) by nk, 8 ran.
Soon (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 5th of 6, 9l behind Coral Wave (8-12) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) in Sep.
Hot Bed (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and headway under 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov beating Curia Regis (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Oh So Lucy (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Led, strongly pressed early straight, headed under pressure over 1f out, soon no chance with easy winner and kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Wading (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Sep.
Rigoletta (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Always prominent, no impression under pressure from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 30, 5l behind Redoutable (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks in Mar.
Stunned Silence (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway into 4th early straight, challenged from 1f out and led final 100 yards, kept on well, won at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Oct beating Wave (9-0) by 3/4l, 13 ran.