HAY POINT couldn't quite cope with Chicago at Fairyhouse but that was no disgrace as the winner has followed up in a better event. John Oxx' filly has more to offer and will be difficult to beat. Tibet represents Chicago's connections and though he's been disappointing don't be surprised by a much better show. Encrypted Message is certain to come in for strong support after beating a strong field of maidens at Fairyhouse while Teofolina looked unlucky in-running behind today's rival Jeremy's Girl at Naas and made no mistake at Tipperary last week. Sure Reef has made gradual progress as he's stepped up in trip while Hurricane Ridge is dropping to a winnable mark and looked on the way back at Fairyhouse last time.
Moldowney 16-1 (8-2) Towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 6th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Fennell Bay (8-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Hay Point (IRE) Evensfav (9-1) Always prominent, raced keenly in 2nd until pulled way into lead halfway, strongly pressed and headed 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Chicago (9-3) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp sft.
Tibet (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) In rear, closer order 4f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 8, 20l behind Ursa Major (9-12) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 sft in Jun.
Encrypted Message (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 5th entering straight, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, kept on well under pressure to lead final 50 yards, won at Fairyhouse 7f mdn stks sft beating Unanimous (9-5) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Jeremy's Girl (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Made all, brought to stand's rail over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure close home, won at Naas 1m 2f App hcp hvy beating Pivot Bridge (9-8) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Teofolina (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, good headway early straight and challenged between horses to lead 1f out, strongly pressed and kept on under pressure, held on well, won at Tipperary 1m 4f fll mdn stks sft beating Aegean Sky (9-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Sure Reef (IRE) 2-1fav (9-10) Held up in 7th, lost position and pushed along in last entering straight, ridden on outer and progress into 6th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, stayed on well to lead 100yds out, won at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp beating South South West (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden in 6th 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Shamooda (9-7) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f 3yo hcp sft in Jun.
Habesh (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Led early, headed after 4f, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 21l behind Sure Reef (9-10) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp.
Ariahey (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 7th on inner halfway, ridden and no impression in 5th 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 13, 8l behind Encrypted Message (9-5) at Fairyhouse 7f mdn stks sft.
King Of Oriel (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden entering straight, went 5th 2f out, kept on without threatening to go 3rd near line, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Sure Reef (9-10) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp.