BYE BYE BIRDIE made a very promising debut behind Heart Focus at Naas and the 300,000gns daughter of Oasis Dancer is likely to be a short price to go one better and can't be opposed. Aidan O'Brien also runs Perhaps, a full sister to the useful Battle Of Marengo while Jim Bolger is represented by Bru Mor, who hasn't done enough in her two runs to suggest she can become the fourth from her yard to win this in recent years. Tap Dancing and Fly To The Moon, the two David Wachman entries, can be expected to improve from their debuts while Flying Jib, another daughter of Oasis Dancer out of a Grade 2 winner in the USA, could prove best of the newcomers.
Bru Mor (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 12, 15l behind Stubbs (9-5) at Navan 5f 2yo mdn.
Bye Bye Birdie 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, on terms from over 2f out, narrowly headed inside final furlong, kept on well without matching winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Heart Focus (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn.
Casino Girl Shamardal filly out of Bunood.
Clenor (IRE) Oratorio filly out of Chantarella.
Colour Blue (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Catch The Blues.
Fly To The Moon (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Waited with towards rear, went 9th 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 13, 9l behind Heart Focus (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn.
Flying Jib Oasis Dream filly out of Jibboom.
Glassatura (IRE) Verglas filly out of Dunbrody.
J'aime Amadeus Wolf filly out of Jioconda.
Meebo (IRE) Captain Rio filly out of Abbeyleix Lady.
Patty Paige (IRE) Haatef filly out of Big Swifty.
Perhaps (IRE) Galileo filly out of Anna Karenina.
Tap Dancing (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th and no impression from 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 7l behind Heart Focus (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn.