RED RAVEN returns to action off a mark of 89 and that should be good enough to land this. She was beaten less than a length by subsequent Irish Guineas heroine Marvellous at Navan in October and can open her account. Just As Well and Kabjoy share the same rating of 76 so clearly have plenty to find if the selection runs anywhere near her mark. Blameless looks nothing out of the ordinary and a bigger threat may come from the John Oxx-trained newcomer Akiliyna, a half-sister to five winners.
Agera Cass (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and in rear, reminders after 2f, never a factor, 14th 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 11th of 15, 11l behind Earth Drummer (9-12) at Limerick 7f mdn stks gf.
Akiliyna (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Akdara.
Blameless (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra in 5th under 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 6l behind Just Gorgeous (9-0) at Cork 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn in May.
Just As Well (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, 4th before straight, dropped to moderate 5th and no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind Circling (9-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo fll stks in May.
Kabjoy (IRE) 11-4fav (8-1) Chased leaders, 3rd for much, under pressure chasing winner approaching straight, closed from 2f out, soon challenged and every chance, almost on terms inside final furlong, kept on without quite getting there, 2nd of 9, hd behind Urban Moon (9-7) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90.
Red Raven (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, close enough 6th when short of room briefly 2f out, soon ridden, 4th 1f out, soon 3rd and stayed on well close home, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Marvellous (9-0) at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn in Oct.
Step Away 50-1 (9-0) Swerved badly left at start, soon led, hung left throughout, headed over 2f out, weakened, 10th of 11, 28l behind Wylye (9-0) at Newbury 1m mdn (4) hvy in Oct.