Majestic Queen was well beaten in Listed company here in November and, despite Joseph O'Brien's presence, may struggle giving weight to her younger rivals. Adelana opened her account at Killarney in August with a subsequent winner well back in third and should make a bold bid, but TAHAANY is preferred. Dermot Weld's filly made a winning return at Cork and an earlier victory on fast ground at Leopardstown suggests she'll be perfectly at home on this surface.
Majestic Queen 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression from over 2f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-0) at Dundalk 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Nov.
Adelana (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, disputed inside final furlong and kept on well, just ahead at line, won at Killarney 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks gd in Aug beating Chicago Girl (9-0) by shd, 11 ran.
Tahaany (IRE) 8-11fav (9-6) Broke well and settled back to track leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led final 100 yards and kept on under pressure, won at Cork 1m 3yo fll hvy beating Tirghra (8-7) by 1/2l, 3 ran.