14:05 Curragh Sun 16 July 2017
Footstepsinthesand filly cost 21,000 gns as a 2yo, may want further examination of stamina in time and probably best watched on debut unless money arrives.
Footstepsinthesand filly cost €16,000 as a yearling and is bred for this sort of trip, young trainer has his string in super order lately and one to note on debut.
Already finished second in two maidens over this trip at Leopardstown and here, winner of second of those, US Navy Flag, boosted form with runner-up finish in Newmarket Group 2 on Thursday and is the one to beat on form here as a result.
Improved for step up to 7f on second outing in a good Limerick maiden last time out, drops back to 6f here but definite claims of being involved again.
Last of nine in 6f Naas maiden on good ground eight days ago, may learn from that experience buts lots to ask to see her involved in the finish.
Galileo filly is a sister to Rhododendron and holds Group-race entries for later in the year. Makes debut here for Ballydoyle and very much one for the shortlist.
Arakan filly makes debut for trainer without win under rules in previous 12 months, likely to have minor role to fill here with some classy opposition in the way.
Tentative efforts so far in maidens at Navan (5f, good) and Leopardstown (6f, good). One of three for trainer in this field and claims of others look much stronger.
Intense Focus filly is a half-sister to 2yo 5f-7½f winner Taisce Naisiunta. One of three from the Bolger yard in this line-up, surely faces stiff task to beat stablemate Dawn Delivers.
Arcano filly cost 44,000 gns as a yearling, yard has had three winners from just seven runners of late, so bears paying attention to, despite this having the look of a strong maiden.
Mastercraftsman filly cost connections €48,000 as a yearling, hasn't been found the easiest of starting places on paper in this line-up but may give solid account of herself.
Last Year's Winner
Dawn Delivers (4/7), Magical (5/1), Boragh Steps (10/1), Emerald Eye (11/1), Shekiba (14/1), Scoil Naisiunta (16/1), Beach Wedding (20/1), Sollertia (25/1), Rince Deireanach (33/1), Magsmillie (50/1), Flojo (66/1)
- Dawn Delivers
- Emerald Eye
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