Arch Pearl hasn't done much wrong and was staying on over 1m2f at Fairyhouse but meets less exposed rivals. Aidan O'Brien has quickly reached for the blinkers for Army Ranger, who could only stay on at one pace behind Magnolia Ridge at Tipperary. There should be more to come as there should from Palace Of Winds, who belied her 20/1 starting price with a good effort behind Drifting Mist here a fortnight ago. FEILE NA MBAN made her debut in the Oaks Trial at Naas last month where she took an age to get the hang of things before staying on behind Venus De Milo. That's the best form on view and with improvement a formality she's the one to be on.
Arch Pearl (USA) 10-3 (9-5) Led, joined travelling well entering straight, disputing lead and ridden from 2f out, headed narrowly 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Great Explorer (9-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f mdn stks gd.
Army Ranger (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, driven along approaching straight and soon no impression, 2nd over 1f out but no chance with easy winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Magnolia Ridge (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f mdn stks gf.
Feile Na Mban (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 10th and ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on well on outer inside final furlong to go 4th near line, 4th of 11, 6l behind Venus de Milo (9-0) at Naas 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
More Of The Same (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in 4th, last halfway, remote 4th and pushed along entering straight, kept on under hands and heels without threatening on inner final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Saxo Jack (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks gf.
Palace Of Winds (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, last 3f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, headway into 2nd 1f out, kept on without threatening winner final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Drifting Mist (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f fll mdn stks gf.
Style Is Eternal (IRE) Montjeu filly out of Fashion Statement.