Morning With Ivan had Kingdom and Smoker behind when scoring over 1m2f at Leopardstown and though the latter pair are better off at the weights and will appreciate the longer trip the winner won with a bit in hand and can confirm the form. Flameseeker ended his first campaign with a fine victory in testing ground at Listowel while Burnt Sienna has to be respected as she wasn't beaten far by Morning With Ivan over a mile at Gowran and is much better off at the weights. PAY DAY KITTEN makes a quick reappearance after her victory at Naas. She was narrowly beaten by Kingdom on her only juvenile start and looks the type to go on to better things so gets the vote.
Morning With Ivan (IRE) 3-1 (9-8) Made all, asserted 1 1/2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in Apr beating Kingdom (9-11) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Kingdom (IRE) 7-4fav (9-11) Tracked leaders, 2nd from 2f out, struggling 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Morning With Ivan (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in Apr.
Smoker 3-1 (9-10) Soon chased leaders, closer in 4th over 3f out, struggling in 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Morning With Ivan (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in Apr.
Flameseeker (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along to go 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight, stayed on to challenge 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Listowel 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Sep beating Abu Nayef (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Pay Day Kitten (USA) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along to go 2nd 2f out and challenged 1f out, kept on best under pressure to lead inside final 100 yards, won at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut sft in Apr beating Hold The Line (9-5) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Burnt Sienna (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Always prominent, 2nd and not match winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Morning With Ivan (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in Apr.