Boris Grigoriev was beaten seven lengths by the well-backed Tough As Nails over C&D on his debut but will have come on for the run and should easily confirm that form with fifth Clubland and Diamond Rainbow, who finished last of the nine runners. Michael Mulvany trained the impressive winner of that race and relies on promising Dundalk third Battleroftheboyne here but the one to beat may be PINKISTHECOLOUR. Kevin Prendergast's filly was beaten less than three lengths by Tough As Nails on her debut at the Curragh and looks a decent prospect. Crimson Sunrise is speedily-bred and cost £75,000 as a yearling so may prove the pick of the newcomers.
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge in 2nd over 1f out, kept on final furlong, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 9, hd behind Snowflake Dancer (9-0) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Boris Grigoriev (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Soon chased leaders, went 2nd under pressure from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Tough As Nails (9-3) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn sft.
Clubland (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Close up early, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from halfway, 5th of 9, 16l behind Tough As Nails (9-3) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn sft.
Diamond Rainbow (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Soon raced in 4th, no impression from halfway, soon lost place and no extra, last of 9, 25l behind Tough As Nails (9-3) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn sft.
Jkt Prince (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 7, 14l behind Ishvana (8-12) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn auc stks pol.
Massimo Donny Haafhd colt out of Lady Donatella.
Nero Emperor (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Blue Iris.
Banuil (IRE) Bachelor Duke filly out of Tus Maith.
Crimson Sunrise (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Zanida.
Pinkisthecolour (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway between horses to go 3rd over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Tough As Nails (9-0) at Curragh 5f 2yo mdn sft in Mar.