CONNACHT COUNCIL was only headed close home at Navan earlier this month. This longer trip clearly suits and, as he should again beat eighth Frozen North, a first victory looks on the cards today. Windsor Queen was noted staying on late over a mile at Gowran last month so might appreciate the extra quarter-mile and she's preferred to Lady Giselle, who was beaten a long way at the same track last time despite finishing third. Janna's Jingle has been placed in four of her seven starts but looks a filly without a trip.
Lady Giselle (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th 4f out, ridden and went moderate 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace in 3rd from 2f out, 3rd of 13, 16l behind An Saincheann (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo fll stks sft in Apr.
Frozen North (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, 8th 2f out, no impression, 8th of 14, 7l behind Cyclone (9-2) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp.
Connacht Council (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division, closer in 4th and ridden 2f out, 3rd 1f out, led briefly close home, headed near line, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Cyclone (9-2) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp.
Janna's Jingle (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 2f out, ridden and every chance 1 1/2f out, 2nd and no impression leader 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Line Drummer (9-10) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp hvy.
Windsor Queen (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Towards rear, progress and ridden entering straight, kept on without threatening final furlong, 6th of 16, 6l behind Lucky Kitten (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 sft in Apr.