Charles Hills sent ANGELS WILL FALL to the Curragh for a similar race a fortnight ago and she looked all over the winner when striking the front at this trip before caught on the line by Balmont Mast. Compensation awaits here though Nocturnal Affair looks a big threat. David Marnane's charge has also been beaten by Balmont Mast at this level here a year ago and the weights just favour the UK raider this time. Reginald Roberts doesn't have many runners and he wouldn't be running Timeless Call without good reason so she's one to be wary of while the two-year-old Fast In The Wind, a debut winner at the Curragh in April, is a very interesting entry.
Almadaa 9-4fav (10-1) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Knock Stars (9-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol.
Monsieur Joe (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Prominent, under pressure halfway, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Rocky Ground (8-8) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in Sep.
Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 9-4 (9-6) Always prominent, 3rd and no impression under pressure from under 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Cristoforo Colombo (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol.
Angels Will Fall (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up early and keen hold, headway to chase leaders after 2f, 2nd halfway, challenged and travelled well 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, strongly pressed final furlong and headed last 50 yards, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Balmont Mast (9-6) at Curragh 6f Listed stks (1) gd.
Timeless Call (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Blindfold for stalls entry, tracked leaders, close 6th in middle of track 1f out, soon no impression, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind My Good Brother (8-9) at Curragh 5f hcp gd in Sep.
Yulong Baoju (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Close up, on terms approaching straight, headed and no extra from 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 5l behind Cristoforo Colombo (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol.
Fast In The Wind (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Got a little bump away from stalls, soon raced in 4th, ridden to close and challenge on outer from under 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Coach House (9-3) at Curragh 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in May.