Ger Lyons won this a year ago and will be hoping to complete the double with Bank On Black, who showed excellent pace throughout to beat BLUE DAHLIA over the trip at Tipperary last week. However, the runner-up missed the break before staying on and a big pull in the weights should enable her to reverse the form and take this. Bold Thady Quill drops back to the minimum for the first time in his career and the fact that half of his starts have been over a mile suggests he may not have the pace for this. The speedy Atlantic Cycle is very small and though game she has a big weight to carry here.
Atlantic Cycle (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Made all, ridden and challenged inside final furlong, all out close home, just held on, won at Down Royal 5f 3yo stk gf in May beating Big Typhoon (9-0) by shd, 5 ran.
Bank On Black (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Good speed throughout, led 2f out, ridden to assert over 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Tipperary 5f 3yo hcp 50-80 fm in Jun beating Blue Dahlia (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Blue Dahlia (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and towards rear, ridden and some headway on inner halfway, went 3rd 2f out, 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Bank On Black (9-5) at Tipperary 5f 3yo hcp 50-80 fm in Jun.
Rigid Rock (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Prominent, 2nd halfway, soon ridden, 3rd under 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure, 6th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Airspace (9-13) at Curragh 5f hcp 55-85 gd in Jun.
Ruby Suesday 9-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden in close 2nd 2f out, 6th 1f out, weakened, 10th of 13, 9l behind Iron Major (9-5) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp 50-75 gf in Jun.
Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, 3rd on inner halfway, driven along and no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 3l behind Miss Eze (9-9) at Limerick 7f stks gd in Jun.
Mini Chou (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 11l behind Tweedy (9-0) at Naas 6f mdn stks gf in Jun.