COUNT OF LIMONADE makes his debut on the surface and didn't exactly set the world alight in his first campaign but he's still in the Derby and a better second season is expected. He can make a successful return, though Love And Cherish will be a threat if making the expected progress after her battling victory here in November. Wholeotofrosie is another having her first start on the surface and her only victory came on heavy ground though she's by no means out of this. Eusepio won a maiden here at the beginning of last month before beaten in a handicap four weeks later and needs to improve.
Count Of Limonade (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders early, towards rear and ridden before straight, soon no impression, no extra final furlong, reported to have not handled the ground, last of 7, 9l behind Cest Notre Gris (8-9) at Listowel 1m 2yo hcp hvy in Sep.
Wholelotofrosie (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden and no extra, 5th of 7, 14l behind Francis Of Assisi (9-3) at Curragh 7f 3yo ext hcp hvy in Mar.
Love And Cherish (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Led and disputed early, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on to narrow lead inside final furlong, all out, won at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Nov beating Dark Pulse (9-5) by hd, 14 ran.
Eusepio (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders on rail, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Ballyorban (9-10) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp hvy in Mar.