Morning With Ivan makes a quick reappearance after a battling victory in an all-aged handicap at Cork on Sunday. She can race with a 5lb penalty here and with her young rider claiming double that amount she'll be fancied for a quick double. However, QUEEN OF THE SAND may prove the better option as she's finished with a powerful burst on her last two starts over 7f and will be ideally suited to stepping up in trip. General Brook looks a big threat after coming with a sustained run to land a 7f Fairyhouse maiden while Zalty appeared to find that trip just too short when failing to catch Connacht Council at Naas.
Morning With Ivan (IRE) 15-8fav (9-1) Led early, soon chased leader in 2nd, led over 2f out, ridden and challenged 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on to lead again inside final furlong, all out close home, won at Cork 1m 1f hcp sft beating Brog Deas (9-12) by hd, 6 ran.
Cloud Monkey (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 6th, pushed along entering straight and no impression from well over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 7, 9l behind Dibayani (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 3f 3yo lst stk (1) gf.
General Brook (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 4th 2f out, ridden into 3rd over 1f out, kept on well final furlong to lead last strides, won at Fairyhouse 7f mdn auc stks gf beating Silver Lightening (9-5) by nk, 12 ran.
Blue Bullet (IRE) 11-8fav (9-10) Soon led and disputed, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon no impression in 3rd and kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Scatty Cat (9-5) at Cork 5f 2yo stk hvy in Oct.
Mouteab (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 4th under pressure 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Roca Tumu (9-7) at Curragh 1m 3yo hcp gf in May.
Zalty (FR) 16-1 (9-7) Settled in mid-division and 6th entering straight, ridden and headway to go 3rd 1f out, kept on under pressure and challenged final 100 yards, headed by winner closing strides, 2nd of 10, ns behind Connacht Council (8-10) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp gf.
Angela's Dream (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, 8th entering straight, ridden in 7th over 1f out and kept on same pace to go 5th close home, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Connacht Council (8-10) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp gf.
Queen Of The Sand (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Soon tracked leaders in 4th, challenged on rail in 2nd from 1f out, stayed on well to lead near line, won at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in May beating King Oliver (9-8) by nk, 16 ran.