Jim Bolger’s son of Authorized was well touted prior to his debut at the Curragh and didn’t disappoint.
He travelled beautifully through the contest and picked up in style when asked by Kevin Manning to beat Onenightidreamed by two lengths.
Onenightidreamed subsequently gave the form a minor boost when scoring at Cork and travelling an extra two furlongs now looks all in favour of the selection.
Fascinating Rock, impressive when taking a maiden at Leopardstown, and Carlo Bugatti, a winner at Galway last season, are obvious worries.
Aidan O’Brien, who trains Carlo Bugatti, can take the Listed Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Salsabil Stakes with Dazzling.
She lived up to her name when scoring at the first time of asking at the Curragh, but was then a bit disappointing when returning to headquarters on two occasions afterwards. Dazzling is, however, the highest rated in the race and is given the benefit of the doubt.
O’Brien’s Palace gets the vote ahead of Johnny Murtagh’s Gorteo in the Family Ticket For May Fillies Maiden. The daughter of Fastnet Rock certainly wasn’t knocked about when fourth to Tommy Stack’s Waltzing Matilda at Leopardstown last week.
Gorteo, beaten half a length into second by another Ballydoyle inmate, Terrific, at the Curragh in August, has to be respected.
At the Curragh tomorrow, O’Brien’s Adjusted will prove hard to beat in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Maiden.
He made an excellent start to the campaign when a length second to Fascinating Rock at Leopardstown and had, arguably, his main rival now, Marakoush, two and a half lengths behind in third.
Other O’Brien possibilities are Beyond Brilliance in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Maiden and Cristoforo Colombo in the Gladness Stakes.
At Tramore tomorrow Balnaslow, fourth to Spring Heeled in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham, has his sights considerably lowered in the Racecourse Members’ Chase and has to get the vote.
Winning pointer Shake It Up, fifth to Todd at Limerick on his racecourse debut last month, could crop up for Jim Dreaper in the Family Fund Day Maiden Hurdle.