BRAVE BEAUTY got off the mark at Downpatrick in March and hasn't done much wrong since finding Grade 2 company too hot on her next start at Fairyhouse. She's unproven over this trip but has the best form in the race and will take all the beating if her stamina holds out. Money Tree was beaten in a seller at Wetherby earlier this month while Latin Connection has had plenty of chances and must also prove he stays this far. There are no stamina doubts surrounding winning pointer Bob's Ticket, however, though whether he will have enough to win in this grade on his hurdling debut is another matter.
Bob's Ticket (IRE) 1-2 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 5th 1/2way, imp to ld travelling well 3out, quickened clr from 2out, easily, won at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Leroy Lately (12-0) by 6l, 8 ran.
Brave Beauty (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, mistake 3 out, headway and drew clear with winner to dispute next, ridden and soon headed, no impression on winner from before last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Jacksonslady (11-0) at Down Royal 2m mrs nov hdl gd.
Latin Connection (IRE) 13-2 (10-10) Held up in rear, driven and outpaced approaching 2 out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 18l behind Degas Art (11-4) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf.
Money Tree 5-1 (10-12) Led, pushed along before 8th, reminders after 4 out, jumped right and not fluent when pressed 3 out, ridden and headed last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Yabora (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f sll hdl (5) gd.
Legbeforewicket 22-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place and dropped towards rear on long run between last 2, ridden and kept on under pressure approaching last, no impression, 4th of 8, 12l behind Desolait (10-10) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Supreme Dawn 100-1 (10-5) In rear when hampered and unseated rider after 3rd, in a race won by Omokoroa (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May, 5 ran.