This is one race that has eluded Dermot Weld in the past ten years but that can be put right with FASTIDIOUS. He showed plenty of promise in his juvenile campaign and looks to have been put away with this fixture in mind after a promising reappearance at Gowran in April. Fionnuar battled on well to land a fillies' maiden at the Curragh in a three-way photo-finish. She'll improve for the run and has to be of interest along with the progressive California Rose, who had today's rival Money Spider a couple of lengths behind when completing a double at Killarney. After her victory at Tipperary, Sharp And Smart couldn't quite cope with a 10lb rise at Fairyhouse and though Pierre D'Or hasn't replicated his juvenile form he's slipped down the weights and Sam James' claim is a plus. The lightly-raced The Ring Is King made a promising handicap debut at Bellewstown and with Johnny Murtagh a positive booking he can get into the frame at a fair price.
Ahimsa (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) In touch in rear, pushed along early straight, no impression from under 2f out, one pace, last of 5, 5l behind Custom Cut (9-7) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp hvy.
Fionnuar (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders early racing keenly, settled back towards rear, headway into 5th 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong to lead on line, won at Curragh 7f fll mdn stks hvy beating September Lily (9-0) by shd, 10 ran.
That's Plenty (IRE) 2-1fav (8-11) Prominent, on terms over 2f out, soon led, strongly pressed over 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Winning Impact (9-12) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 sft.
Fastidious 12-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 7th on outer entering straight, ridden in 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Brog Deas (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 sft in Apr.
Ferryview Place 4-1 (9-4) Waited with, progress and not much room from 2f out, switched to outer 1f out, ran on well under pressure to lead near finish, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol beating Lift The Gloom (9-8) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Pierre D'or (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Disputed lead, headed before halfway where 3rd, driven along 2f out and soon no extra, 7th of 11, 8l behind Greek Canyon (8-10) at Naas 6f 3yo hcp in May.
Summer Knight (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind California Rose (8-9) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp.
Money Spider (IRE) 7-2fav (9-13) Waited with, 6th approaching straight, closed from over 2f out, challenged and every chance over 1f out, not match winner and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2l behind California Rose (8-9) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp.
The Ring Is King (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Lord Jim (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn aut sft.
Love Is The Key (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, ridden in 8th 3f out, no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 16l behind California Rose (8-5) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 hvy.
Sharp And Smart (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind July Revolution (8-10) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp sft in Jun.
Kanes Pass (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) In touch, 7th 1 1/2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 10th of 20, 9l behind Stones Peak (9-0) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 hvy.
Kodaly (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 11th of 14, 9l behind Wave (9-0) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Oct.
California Rose 11-2 (8-9) Waited with towards rear, headway from over 2f out, led and stayed on well to assert inside final furlong, won at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp beating Money Spider (9-13) by 2l, 9 ran.
Forgiving Light 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, last of 9, 25l behind Sure Reef (9-10) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp.
Dark Danger (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Chased leaders far side group, 9th overall 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 16, 14l behind Ucanchoose (9-5) at Naas 5f hcp.