After three victories in the spring, Brog Deas suffered in the weights and has continued to rise without winning. He'll be suited by more rain but on quicker ground may find VEDANI too speedy. John Oxx' colt has only raced four times and has been narrowly beaten in strong handicaps at the Curragh and Killarney recently so this looks a good opportunity as he faces quicker ground for the first time. Sulwaan looked a nice prospect for hurdling last summer but ran poorly at Down Royal in June after a long break but Fluidity is well handicapped on his close third to Brog Deas here in April and must have a chance with his rider's claim a help. Quench The Flame won at Tramore yesterday and as that was only her second start since October 2010 she must be kept on the right side.
Brog Deas (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, improved to lead over 2f out, soon ridden, headed entering straight, no extra and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Diplomat (8-13) at Galway 1m hcp 60-95 3yo gd.
Sulwaan (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Steadied start, held up and behind, rapid headway 8f out to chase leader 7f out, challenged 3f out, led over 2f out until 2f out, chased leader, no impression when weakened to 4th final 120 yards, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Dubai Crest (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep '10.
Vedani (IRE) 7-4 (9-10) Attempted to make all, pushed along entering straight, ridden and strongly pressed from 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no extra and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Beach Of Falesa (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp in Jul.
Prince Jock (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 3f out and soon driven along, dropped to 4th under pressure over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 14, 9l behind Bold Thady Quill (8-9) at Curragh 1m hcp sft in Jun.
Fluidity 6-1 (9-9) Jumped awkwardly, towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Massiyn (9-12) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo hcp 60-100 sft in Jun.
Quench The Flame 25-1 (9-13) Very slowly away and in rear, some progress into moderate 9th and ridden 2f out, no impression, 9th of 15, 12l behind Gris Ladera (9-5) at Galway 1m hcp 50-70 gd.