This has an open look to it, but ROSIE BASSETT showed enough on debut to suggest she will be winning races before long and the drop back to 5 furlongs might help her settle a little better. Notoriously Risky is another to consider after a big run in the Ballyhane Silver Stakes at Naas when last seen.
Lustown Baba was an emphatic winner on Sunday and has climbed to a mark of 100 as a result, a rating which if equal to, would entitle her to go close here. She is quite a force over this trip on today’s going.
However, last year’s winner MAKE A CHALLENGE tried at the top table the last twice, is without any doubt equal to his mark, and also relishes a good cut in the ground. He has won his last four starts at this level and can make it five. Romantic Proposal can also bag a spot on the podium.
The step up in trip looks sure to suit PRETTY BOY FLOYD who went close to justifying a bit of market support at Navan last week in what looked a very competitive race, and he is off the same mark here. Hell Left Loose had excuses in his hat-trick bid last time and is another to consider along with the well handicapped veteran Enter The Red.
This could be a good chance for POSTCODE ENVY to lose her maiden tag. The filly looked well suited by a drop to this trip last time out in a more competitive race and she ran okay here on debut. Youceeyouceecee is a 7-furlong specialist who probably had a bit too much to do at Tipperary last time and can go well again.
This looks less competitive than the first division. BORN INVINCIBLE produced a career best at Limerick last month and while she’s 6lb higher here, this looks like a weaker race, she’s taken to gain back-to-back wins. Rotokura gives the impression he has a race in him, and it was a solid effort when beaten just half a length at Limerick on Saturday.
Looking back on Fairyhouse, Delta Dawn stuck to the task well enough to suggest now fitter, he could turn the tables on Caldwell, but they could both be found out here by FLOR DE LA LUNA. Injured early on her debut, she held an Oaks entry at that stage and is clearly held in some regard.
She has had sufficient time to get over the mishap and is given the nod here. Fil The Power will also be a big threat.
A bookmaker’s dream with a whole host of likely players here, but Dermot Weld could well be the man to follow with his lightly-raced AWAASEF (NAP) looking likely to step up further now upped in trip. Her fourth at Cork was a solid effort behind a handicap blot, and off 2lb lower here, allied with a reasonable draw, she appeals most.
Ally Cay stays well and can be expected to throw down a determined challenge. Meanwhile, Emerald Green, Wexford Dawn and Thefaithfulindian should also go well.
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