15:10 Leopardstown Sun 13 May 2018
Twice-raced Tamayuz filly, made hard enough work of winning a 7f Dundalk maiden last month and will need to improve dramatically to lay claims to this prize.
Listed winner at Tipperary early last season, came up shy in top-level company (plenty to find with stablemate Magical on Moyglare Stud Stakes form) and looks second pick of Ballydoyle runners.
War Front filly made a winning debut over 6f (good) here in August and off since. The form isn't spectacular but likely improver for the Weld team nonetheless.
Won a 7f handicap at this track easily in October off a mark of 85. Struggled in Listed/Group 3 company on next couple of starts and poor in last month's reappearance at Naas (5½f, good to yielding). Up in trip.
Got the better of Magical to win Curragh maiden (6f, good to firm) in July last year, that form was well and truly reversed in Group 2 a month later. Has benefit of a recent run to boost chance but considerable improvement needed.
Career-best last month at Limerick when sluicing to success (1m, soft to heavy) off a mark of 85, had run of the race and even on that form has plenty more to find.
So You Think filly out of a Machiavellian mare, won a 1m AW maiden at Dundalk in March on second start, travelling nicely to do so. Trainer going well, but this is a big step up in class.
Dawn Approach filly, returned to action with decisive success in 1m2f Listed contest at Naas last month soft to yielding ground. Going the right way, twice beaten by Magical last term however.
Maiden winner at the Galway Festival and not disgraced when beaten 5½L in a Group 2 at the Curragh when last seen (won by Magical). Fair gap to bridge on reappearance.
Maiden winner on the AW at Dundalk in January, the thick end of 6L behind Who's Steph in Group 3 over 7f (heavy) here last month and surely up against it on that evidence.
Zoffany filly is progressing nicely in three runs, winning a 7f Group 3 here last month with a couple of these rivals well fended off. Needs to take another step up here.
Last Year's Winner
|6||Bean Feasa||3||9-0||10/3||Full Result|
|T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning|
Magical (2/1), Who's Steph (3/1), Mary Tudor (3/1), Harvestfortheworld (5/1), Ballet Shoes (5/1), Alghabrah (9/1), Chiara Luna (10/1), Dawn Delivers (16/1), Ship Of Dreams (20/1), Drombeg Dream (25/1), Shekiba (40/1), Damselfly (66/1)
- Who's Steph
- Mary Tudor
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