KING OF THE ROMANS showed little on his debut but like so many from the yard produced a much better effort on his second start when a close second to Muuanid at Galway. Both starts were on very testing ground and he's likely to be suited by quicker going but should have enough class to see off these rivals. Spinacre is obviously highly regarded as she started a short-priced favourite on her debut over 6f at Navan but never really showed. It was a surprise to see her dropping back to the minimum at Naas but she ran very well behind Lady Gosford. Truly Delightful hasn't shown much pace in her two starts to date and her pedigree suggests she'll do better in her second season, a remark that also applies to Jessica Harrington's newcomer The Ticket Man.
Henry Higgins (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division on outer, 6th halfway, no threat in straight, 8th of 10, 16l behind Nevis (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn sft in Jul.
King Of The Romans (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Soon tracked leaders and niggled along from early, went 2nd under pressure inside final furlong, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Muaanid (9-5) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn aut sft.
Lirico (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, wide and no impression from 3f out, kept on, 5th of 7, 14l behind Muaanid (9-5) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn aut sft.
Mahyar Glaz (FR) Desert Style gelding out of Mahyara.
Maxi Mac (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no impression from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Harley's Harley (8-6) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut.
The Ticket Man Rail Link colt out of Wyoming.
Catwilldo (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division best, 6th early, 8th and no extra from over 2f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Private Alexander (9-0) at Limerick 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks gd in Jun.
Juara (IRE) Iffraaj filly out of Aquiform.
Spinacre (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Lady Gosford (9-0) at Naas 5f 2yo mdn in Jul.
Truly Delightful (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in 5th, ridden and dropped to rear entering straight, no extra, 5th of 6, 8l behind Magical Dream (9-1) at Galway 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Jul.