She is an admirably consistent mare, who rarely runs a bad race and has been a fine servant to her talented handler.
Successful in the Galway Hurdle last year, Missunited is equally at home on the flat, rounding off last season with a fine effort when third in the Group 1 Prix Royal Oak at Longchamp in October. El Salvador, a smart sort who was at his best in the early part of last season, is only 4lbs wrong with the selection and has to respected.
Spice is added to the contest with Jim Bolger deciding to run Cosmic Cannoball, who made a winning debut at Gowran Park last Saturday.
John Oxx’s Sherama is the choice in the Irish Stallion Farms' EBF Fillies Maiden. She is clearly no star, but has the advantage of an outing this season, third to Tommy Stack’s well touted newcomer, Waltzing Matilda, at Leopardstown eight days ago, when proving that testing conditions hold no fears for her.
Second in that particular race was Willie McCreery’s 66-1 shot, Miss Gaily Rio, and she gets the vote in the UL Racing Society Maiden.
Waaheb, fit from hurdling, will surely go off at tight odds in the Derek Ryan Plays Live July 24 Maiden.
He was last seen on the flat when chasing home Aidan O’Brien’s Sardinia at Navan in October and had Jim Bolger's first-timer, News At Six, well behind in fifth spot. News At Six performed with a lot of promise, however, and could make it the hot pot go!