The daughter of Distorted Humor made her debut in testing conditions at the Curragh, finishing third behind Aidan O’Brien’s Samuel Morse and the very moderate Brookley Lady. She stepped up on that effort back at the Curragh nine days ago when beaten a short head by Clondinnery and it was encouraging to note the third was a further five and a half lengths adrift.
David Wachman’s Eastern Light, beaten into third by two Ballydoyle horses So Stylish and Catherineofaragon at Navan, and O’Brien’s newcomer Together, by Galileo, are the obvious worries.
O’Brien’s Zoffany can defy a 6lbs penalty in the four-runner-Fishery Lane Race over six furlongs. He enjoyed an easy touch on his debut at Leopardstown, coasting to a smooth success from Gold Post and Clan Jock. There was a swagger about that display which was impressive, even if Clan Jock got well beaten at Dundalk last Saturday.
Kevin Prendergast’s once-raced Alsalwa looks the right choice in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Maiden. She made a good start at the Curragh in July when half a length second to Sagacious, with the subsequent winner, Sense Of Purpose, four lengths away in third.
Feature event is the Group 3 Blue Wind Stakes, but with the whole field within 9lbs of each other this is a real puzzle. Grace O’Malley, who found a mile and five further than she wanted to travel when third to Roses For The Lady and Merchant Of Dubai at Navan, is a token choice.