CARLA BIANCA has entries in several major events and will need to win easily to justify them. Narrowly beaten by the highly regarded Australia on her debut at the Curragh, she was then sent for the Group 1 Moyglare there and ran an excellent race for such an inexperienced filly. Meandering, like most of her stablemates, looked in need of the run on her debut in testing conditions at Leopardstown and will have come on enough to pose a threat if the selection doesn't come up to scratch. Sea Coast is the second foal of a mare who has already produced a 1m2f winner so she's likely to be suited by this trip on her reappearance while the Sea The Stars filly Stars So Bright is from a top family of middle-distance performers though she holds no fancy entries.
Alianca (IRE) Heliostatic filly out of Midris.
Botticelli's Venus (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra early straight, weakened, 8th of 10, 26l behind American Girl (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Feb.
Carla Bianca (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outer, ridden in 6th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on without threatening to go 4th close home, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Rizeena (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Fastnet Mist (IRE) Fastnet Rock filly out of Masseera.
Meandering (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Towards rear, some progress entering straight and 7th under 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Ceisteach (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn in Mar.
Sea Coast (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 8th 3f out, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 5th of 18, 9l behind Tested (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn gd in Sep.
Stars So Bright (IRE) Sea The Stars filly out of Night Fairy.
Taaluf (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, 7th 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 20, 11l behind Iveagh Gardens (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks in Mar.