He was rather disappointing on his only outing as a juvenile, finished a moderate eighth over seven furlongs at Leopardstown, but was seen in a much better light on his reappearance, also at Leopardstown, earlier this month. Given a dramatic rise in trip to a mile and a half by John Oxx, Streetcar To Stars was beaten a nose into second by the well-backed Ger Lyons-trained Roheryn.
Indeed, you could argue the selection was a somewhat unlucky loser. When Declan McDonogh wanted to make his challenge, about two furlongs down, he had to wait for a gap and that was almost certainly the difference between victory and defeat!
In any case this stiff ten furlongs should prove ideal and Streetcar To Stars gets the nap to beat Annus Mirabilis and Ceoldrama.
Aidan O’Brien’s trains Annus Mirabilis and his newcomer, Words, looks the interesting one in the Tom Crean’s Irish Lager EBF Fillies Maiden. She is the choice of Joseph O’Brien, from three possibilities, and is by Dansili out of the Irish Oaks winner, Moonstone.
The durable Jessica Harrington-trained Kabjoy gets the vote in the Done Deal Apprentice Derby. The three-year-old showed what a tough customer she is when out-battling the smart Red Raven at Limerick a week ago.