Ealain Aibrean started odds-on at Down Royal after a fine effort at Leopardstown but badly missed the break and could never really get serious. She weakened quickly and though it may just have been an off-day she's passed over this time. Hurryupharriet finished a good fourth in that latter event and should progress enough to get into the shake-up. Focussed had little chance with the long odds-on Fountain Of Youth at Tipperary but had better fancied rivals behind and looks to be improving. Someone obviously thinks plenty of Thrilled To Bits as she's run in two Listed contests though without showing much so a chance is taken on the newcomer VALLADO, from last year's winning stable and a half-sister to two-year-old winner Pitlochry.
Crafty Codger (IRE) Mastercraftsman colt out of Rainbow Melody.
Exogenesis (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, niggled along halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace from over 1f out, last of 7, 4 1/2l behind Focus On Venice (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn sft in Apr.
Harlem Shake (IRE) Moss Vale gelding out of Ladylishandra.
Destructive Force (IRE) Papal Bull gelding out of Coloma.
Focussed (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 4th halfway, kept on one pace inside final furlong to go 2nd close home, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Fountain Of Youth (9-5) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gf.
Ealain Aibrean (IRE) 4-5fav (9-0) Dwelt, headway to be close up on outer halfway, lost place and no extra from over 1f out, last of 8, 7l behind Hilltown Gal (8-11) at Down Royal 5f 2yo mdn gd in May.
Glace (IRE) Verglas filly out of Swynford Lady.
Letterfromamerica (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Outpaced in mid-division, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 20l behind Rosso Corsa (9-5) at Chester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Pillow (IRE) Bushranger filly out of Silk Feather.
Vallado (IRE) Clodovil filly out of Knapton Hill.
Hurryupharriet (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Soon tracked leaders, 6th over 1f out, ridden in pursuit of principals and no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Hilltown Gal (8-11) at Down Royal 5f 2yo mdn gd in May.
Princess Aloof (IRE) Big Bad Bob filly out of Little Miss Diva.
Thrilled To Bits (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, pushed along halfway and no threat from 1 1/2f out, no extra, 9th of 10, 11l behind Sandiva (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf.