AN SAINCHEANN has always looked as though she would get better with age and could hardly have been more impressive on her reappearance last week at Gowran where she won by 13 lengths over 1m1f. This is a big step up in trip and class but she's capable of better and can complete a quick double. Jim Bolger also runs Pastilla, another who gained a very easy victory last time though that was over 2m on Polytrack. Inis Meain showed incredible improvement last season and deserves a crack at this grade after an excellent run behind Parish Hall over a trip too short at the Curragh. Missunited is an excellent dual-purpose mare who has been going well over hurdles but could just find one or two of these a bit quick for her.
Chicago (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, ridden under 2f out, no impression and kept on to moderate 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 8l behind El Salvador (9-9) at Limerick 1m 4f stks hvy in Apr.
Inis Meain (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out and strongly pressed over 1f out, headed early final furlong, kept on same pace under pressure but no impression on winner closing stages, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Parish Hall (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1) in Apr.
Macbeth (IRE) 11-4fav (9-11) Waited with, closed to chase leaders 2f out, 6th and no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 10l behind Stuccodor (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Apr.
Tobar Na Gaoise (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on to challenge 1f out, soon led, kept on well final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Nov '11 beating Unaccompanied (9-12) by 2l, 16 ran.
An Saincheann (IRE) 9-4 (10-0) Prominent, improved to lead 4f out, ridden clear entering straight, well clear from 2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, easily, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo fll stks sft in Apr beating Sharp Crisp Air (9-0) by 13l, 13 ran.
Euphrasia (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Chased leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 13l behind Caponata (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) sft in Apr.
Missunited (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Mid-division, 15th halfway, 10th and headway entering straight, 3rd under 2f out, kept on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 27, 10l behind Voleuse De Coeurs (9-1) at Curragh 2m hcp hvy in Oct.
Pastilla 4-5fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, challenged and led from 2f out, ridden clear 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, easily, won at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Apr beating Dynaperformer (9-2) by 4l, 8 ran.