Aidan O'Brien had been trying for some time to get a race out of the well-connected BEACH OF FALESA and the daughter of Dylan Thomas finally came good at Leopardstown on Thursday with a smooth victory. She's been raised 8lb by the assessor but as she can run with a 5lb penalty she's well handicapped and can follow-up. Vedani scrambled to victory in a Curragh maiden before just touched off in a handicap there last month. She's on the upgrade but connections won't be pleased with a 6lb rise in the weights. Equity Swap won twice over 1m2f before finding 1m4f just stretching his stamina at the Curragh where he was caught on the line by Shamiran. He's another progressive type who will take some beating and though Voleuse De Coeurs was disappointing at Cork last time her earlier form puts her in with a shout.
Vedani (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Led, headed after 1f, regained lead 3f out, ridden clear over 2f out, challenged inside final furlong and headed final 100 yards, kept on, no extra close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Massiyn (9-12) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo hcp 60-100 sft in Jun.
Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 5-6fav (9-0) Settled in mid-division, smooth headway to track leaders early straight, led inside final furlong and cruised clear, unextended, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp sft beating Massyoun (8-5) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Voleuse De Coeurs (IRE) 10-3 (9-8) Waited with, closer order from 4f out, improved into 4th into straight, kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out, 4th of 8, 9l behind Ursa Major (9-12) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 sft in Jun.
Equity Swap (IRE) 11-4fav (8-10) Mid-division, headway into 3rd 4f out, 2nd over 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on, headed close home, 2nd of 9, hd behind Shamiran (9-6) at Curragh 1m 4f app stks sft in Jun.