Ealian Aibrean has been very disappointing since her opening two runs and is difficult to side with though the opposition doesn't look particularly strong. However, CAPTAIN MOONLITE has shown enough ability to get onto the score-sheet for the first time and Billy Lee is having an inspired spell in the saddle. Princess Aloof finished just in front of Ealain Aibrean with Crafty Codger just behind at Fairyhouse last week and both have much more scope than Dermot Weld's filly. Andy Oliver won this last year so Thrilled To Bits, who has run in two Listed contests, is probably the main threat dropping markedly in grade.
Crafty Codger (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Dwelt, soon mid-division, ridden and no extra 2f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Exogenesis (9-2) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut gd.
Captain Moonlite (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Soon raced in 5th, niggled along before halfway, lost place and no impression straight, ran on without threatening final furlong, moderate 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Expedition (9-5) at Limerick 7f 2yo mdn in May.
Ealain Aibrean (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1 1/2f out, 6th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 11, 11l behind Exogenesis (9-2) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut gd.
Thrilled To Bits (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, pushed along halfway and no threat from 1 1/2f out, no extra, 9th of 10, 11l behind Sandiva (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf.
Ed Led Jed (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 13, 10l behind Wonderfully (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo fll mdn gf.
Mystical Past (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 12th of 13, 24l behind Wonderfully (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo fll mdn gf.
Princess Aloof (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Towards rear, pushed along in 8th 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 8l behind Exogenesis (9-2) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut gd.