Jim Bolger's horses are still in outstanding form and AN GHALANTA can get him off to a winning start on Oaks weekend. The daughter of Holy Roman Emperor had a couple of useful performers behind when runner-up to Requinto in a Listed race at Tipperary last week and appears to be still on the upgrade. Redoutable made a very promising debut behind Princess Sinead over 7f on soft ground here and normal progress would certainly see her in the shake-up, while Sophies Echo almost created a real shock when runner-up to Devotion at Leopardstown and is another to consider. Fixed Gaze is one to keep an eye on for the future but is likely to need further in time.
An Ghalanta (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Close up, no impression under pressure from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Requinto (9-1) at Tipperary 5f 2yo lst stk (1).
Fixed Gaze (USA) Speightstown filly out of Unique Pose.
Ihavetonuff (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Towards rear for most, never a factor, kept on straight, 8th of 12, 13l behind Blue Mimosa (8-1) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut sft in Jun.
Indigo River (IRE) Kodiac filly out of Sunny Slope.
Lanett Lady (IRE) Teuflesberg filly out of Smoken Rosa.
Money Spider (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden along in 6th 3f out, no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 6, 8l behind Princess Sinead (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn gs in Jun.
Oh Happy Days (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along 2f out, soon no extra, last of 6, 9l behind Princess Sinead (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn gs in Jun.
Pale Orchid (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden and headway on inner to challenge briefly over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, last of 5, 2 3/4l behind Devotion (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.
Redoutable (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to go 2nd 1f out and soon no chance with winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Princess Sinead (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn gs in Jun.
Siansa (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, no impression when squeezed for room and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 10l behind Furner's Green (9-2) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn.
Sophies Echo (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Disputed lead, led early straight, ridden and strongly pressed from over 1f out, swished tail, headed under pressure 100 yards out, no extra, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Devotion (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.
Sunrise Song (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, last of 12, 33l behind Lady Rochford (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn gf.