Etneya is related to several winners – notably the smart Eziyra – and she made the perfect start when making a winning debut at the Curragh in July.
She was fast tracked into Group 3 company on her next start and performed creditably, but she progressed again when narrowly beaten at the same level at Gowran last time, settling better over a longer trip and pulling clear of the remainder. There should be plenty more to come from her and she makes plenty of appeal eased slightly in grade.
Dance Jupiter ended last season winning a heavy-ground maiden at Cork, and he has showed improved form without winning in three starts this year. The pick of his form came on handicap debut at the Curragh last month, attracting support in the market and was unlucky not to finish closer, not getting the clearest of runs.
He again shaped better than the bare result at Limerick last time, suffering trouble in running once more, and he looks of interest from this mark. The step up to a mile and a quarter now will unlock further improvement and he looks a strong contender.
Mighty Blue proved better than ever to win a useful handicap at the Curragh in August, beating a next-time-out winner, and she can have excuses made for her in her two subsequent starts, not seeming to see the trip out on both occasions.
The drop back to a mile and a half looks a good move, and she sets the standard in this field on the pick of her form, so is worth chancing to get back on the up at what should be a reasonable price.
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