STICK with the Beach life in today’s competitive nursery.
CORAL BEACH is a seven race maiden with her own ideas about the game, but she arguably should have won on four of those occasions and a nursery like this really should be within her compass.
Aidan O’Brien’s filly is a difficult ride, but she has huge talent and a faster run race down in trip should do the trick.
Ger Lyons’ Sakura never fired at Tipperary earlier in the month, but should be capable of better over this extra furlong.
Tosen Shauna ran well for a long way when third at Leopardstown and Eagle Song ran a career best when a close second at Cork the last day.
IT’s a huge shame that Order Of St George isn’t here to win this for the fourth year in a row, but Aidan O’Brien still holds sway with four in here with strong chances, the best of which looks to be his Curragh Cup winner FLAG OF HONOUR.
Sent straight into the lead by Ryan Moore that day, the three-year-old seemed to relish being out in front, setting his own gallop.
The race was quickly put to bed in the straight due to that early move from Moore and the placed horses have it to do to turn around the form here.
Giuseppe Garibaldi and Twilight Payment are both grand horses, but they were fairly put in their places there and similar is expected today.
Stablemate Family Tree is held by the selection on Chester vase running and Willie Mullins’ trio will do well to give away weight to the three-year-olds, so Royal Ascot second Southern France stands out as the likeliest threat.
A potential Cup horse in the making, this fellow is open to any amount of improvement after a short break and conditions here should be to his liking.
A very competitive field for this valuable Listed contest that could be set up to bring the best in GOSSAMER WINGS.
Aidan O’Brien’s Scat Daddy filly is very quick and she is at her best over the minimum trip.
She proved at Royal Ascot that she is a force to be reckoned with when getting a strong pace to chase and this field is packed full of forward-going types.
She may have disappointed when fourth at Newmarket, but she wasn’t disgraced given the subsequent form of those that finished ahead of her and she can make the most of this drop in class and trip.
Stablemate Fantasy will be one of those blasting from the front and she could take some pegging back if left alone early.
That looks unlikely though with speedball Yolo Again drawn on one side of her and Ger Lyons’ Bailly the other.
Both of those like to crack on with things and this really does look likely to set things up to favour the selection.
If there is one that could give her something to think about it’s Indigo Balance.
Jessie Harrington’s colt found the Phoenix Stakes a little too hot, but he showed up well and could be dangerous dropped back to Listed company here.