Eddie Lynam is a dab hand with sprinters and MORE QUESTIONS appeals as the likelier of his two contenders here. A Navan win was achieved on good ground before a respectable third at the same track under softer conditions when dropped to 5f. This return to better going will aid his cause and he rates the one to beat. Stable companion Sylvan Mist has not tackled the minimum trip since her debut but did the job in fair style at Dundalk when last seen in April. However, she's yet to race on anything other than the all-weather surface and the drop in trip is not necessarily a plus point. Johnny Lynch looks the main threat to the selection after scoring here when tackling this trip for the first time. He looks a sure-fire improver with the only concern being that he has yet to operate on good ground or better.
Almanack 10-1 (9-2) In rear and driven along halfway, never a factor, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Abstraction (8-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf.
Johnny Lynch (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to challenge well over 1f out, kept on best under pressure inside final furlong to lead closing stages, won at Tipperary 5f mdn stks sft in May beating Red Queen (9-0) by shd, 16 ran.
Scatty Cat (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Chased leaders and driven along in 8th halfway, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 11th of 12, 11l behind Abstraction (8-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf.
Tylery Wonder (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Led and disputed, ridden in 2nd 2f out, kept on, no extra 1f out, 4th of 13, 7l behind Elleval (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
More Questions (IRE) 3-1fav (9-13) Chased leaders on outer, 7th halfway, ridden into 2nd 1f out, soon challenged, every chance 100 yards out, 3rd and no extra closing stages, 3rd of 16, 3/4l behind Silldora (8-7) at Navan 5f hcp 47-70.
Sylvan Mist (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, niggled along in 3rd 3f out, soon 2nd, travelling well in 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead 150yds out, soon edged left, stayed on well but left further clear close home, won at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp 50-80 pol in Apr beating Cappadocia (9-5) by 5l, 6 ran.
Interim 25-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, 6th over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 11, 13l behind Royal Empress (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks gf.