Maunsells Duke will probably be all the rage here despite a long absence. However, his only success last season came courtesy of the stewards at Dundalk and a mile is the shortest trip he has attempted. SEE YOU SMILE may prove a better alternative as her only victory to date has been over 6f on fast ground here and she ran very well behind Geraldine's Lass over the C&D last month when Primalova was behind. Mo Saoirse hasn't shown much but makes her handicap debut from a lowly mark and may do better but The Educator looked as though another furlong was required when staying on behind Maarek here in April.
See You Smile (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, weakened 2f out, 20th of 27, 14l behind Queenie Keen (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf.
The Educator (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 14l behind Atlas Peak (8-12) at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 pol in Apr.
Maunsells Duke (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) Held up, 9th and ridden 3f out, progress under pressure straight, 4th 1f out, stayed on, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 pol in Dec beating Maunsells Duke (9-10) by 1l, 12 ran.
Primalova (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Reared leaving stalls and lost ground, 9th over 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 8th of 15, 9l behind Geraldines Lass (9-3) at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (47-75) (3yo+) gf in May.
Salaamie 25-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 23rd of 27, 20l behind Queenie Keen (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf.
Stones Peak (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 13, 9l behind Desert Ben (9-7) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-60 gf in May.
Mo Saoirse (IRE) 66-1 (9-12) Never better than mid-division, 15th of 18, 20l behind Laughing (9-0) at Navan 1m fll mdn stks gf in May.
Rita Pride (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, not clear run from 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 13l behind Core Element (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Grey Steel (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra from early straight, 11th of 16, 25l behind An Mhi (8-13) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-60 gf.