Vert De Grece made a very encouraging debut in what looked a strong Leopardstown maiden won by Convergence. He's certain to improve but has the maximum weight to carry due to his purchase price. Gleneagles, who started favourite that day but only finished fourth, came out a few days later and won at the Curragh with Syntax not too far behind and the latter is another who should benefit from the experience. Easy Boy was beaten a long way in a three-runner affair at Down Royal so it's JACK NAYLOR who is handed the verdict. Jessica Harrington's filly showed the benefit of her introduction with a very good run in a similar race to this over 6f at Fairyhouse where she was staying on strongly at the finish.
Vert De Grece (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, improved into 5th under 2f out, kept on well from 1f out, not reaching winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Convergence (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gd in Jun.
Easy Boy (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Dwelt, raced in last, pushed along approaching 2f out, soon improved between horses and chased winner in 2nd, no impression from 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace from 1f out, 2nd of 3, 7l behind The Ice Meister (8-13) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jun.
Manny Owens (IRE) Manduro colt out of Arabian Coral.
Pat Harkin (IRE) Big Bad Bob gelding out of Holly Hill.
Syntax (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th 3f out, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Gleneagles (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Lucie Rie (IRE) Excellent Art filly out of Farthingale.
Natural Woman (IRE) Excellent Art filly out of Open Book.
Way Of Light (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 5th into straight, 4th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Stella Street (8-11) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut in May.
Alp D'huez (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 7th and pushed along 2f out, soon no extra, weakened, 7th of 8, 21l behind Bwana (9-5) at Cork 5f 2yo mdn hvy in Apr.
Could Should Would (IRE) Jeremy filly out of All Day.
Jack Naylor 15-8fav (8-8) Soon tracked leaders, 6th into straight, improved to challenge in 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, headed near line, 2nd of 14, nk behind Stella Street (8-11) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut in May.
Tamisa (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, no impression in straight, kept on one pace, 10th of 12, 14l behind Back To Base (9-0) at Limerick 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks gf in Jun.