Manalisa has clearly had training troubles but she is closely related to a maiden winner in Britain so any confidence behind Jim Bolger's representative should not be overlooked. PAPAYA hasn't shown offered a great deal in two starts for John Oxx though it appears significant that she was withdrawn from the Newmarket sales this month so it's possible that she's earned herself a reprieve with some worthwhile work on the gallops. Light Storm Cass has been easy to back during her career and she produced an improved effort at Gowran Park on only her second start. Burnt Sienna is officially rated 71 by the handicapper and having struggled in that sphere, connections attempt to steal a maiden. Pink Coat won a maiden hurdle at Cork for Steven Hassett and makes a debut for Dessie Hughes.
Pink Coat 25-1 (9-5) Held up, kept on without threatening from 1 1/2f out, 9th of 25, 8l behind Ezalli (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks in Sep '10.
Liath Ban (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Never a factor, dropped behind approaching straight, last of 14, well behind Fleet Captain (9-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Manalisa (IRE) Manduro filly out of Dark Indian.
Sense And Civility (IRE) Six Sense gelding out of Shining Dancer.
Britain's Pride 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on inner and 4th halfway, ridden approaching straight and no extra from 2f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Veronica Falls (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol.
Burnt Sienna (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 8l behind Khothry (9-6) at Killarney 1m 3f fll hcp gf.
Light Storm Cass (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Raced in 3rd, a bit to do with leaders before straight, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Always Annie (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f mdn flls stks gf.
Papaya (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on inner and 4th halfway, headway to lead 2f out and soon ridden, headed 1f out and no impression under pressure, dropped to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Khothry (8-11) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo fll stks gd in Jun.