BLACKBRIAR did nothing wrong in her two opening runs before being outclassed in a Listed contest at the Curragh. She was just touched off by the well-supported newcomer Leading Actress on fast going at Cork and can gain her first success here. Arriana has come up against smart performers in her races to date and is well suited by quick ground while Well Done Me showed massive improvement on her opening run to be narrowly beaten at Tipperary. Spirit Of Wedza led for a long way over 7f at Sligo and looks certain to appreciate dropping back in trip, a remark that also applies to Lady Mandeville not beaten far over this trip at Down Royal before finding 7f beyond her at Limerick.
Royal County Boy (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ran freely, no extra 1 1/2f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Dandyleekie (9-5) at Navan 5f 2yo mdn gd in May.
Some Character (IRE) Fast Company colt out of Puerto Oro.
Spirit Of Wedza (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Came out through front of stalls twice before start, broke well, led, pressed straight, headed 100yds out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Ohh Lala (8-11) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jun.
Arriana (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, soon tracked leaders, 4th halfway, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Itorio (9-5) at Naas 6f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jun.
Blackbriar 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 1f out, led over 100 yards out, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Leading Actress (9-0) at Cork 5f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.
Dainty Dancer (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd halfway, soon 4th, ridden entering straight, no impression 2f out, 4th of 5, 9l behind Homeland (9-5) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn gd in Jun.
Elm Grove (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along entering straight and no extra over 1f out, 7th of 8, 17l behind Toscanelli (9-5) at Limerick 7f 2yo mdn gd in Jun.
Lady Mandeville (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Prominent and tracked leader, 3rd halfway, pushed along entering straight and no extra under 2f out, weakened, 11th of 12, 22l behind Back To Base (9-0) at Limerick 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks gf in Jun.
Newton Bomb (IRE) Fast Company filly out of Athlumney Dancer.
Spirit Stone (IRE) Zebedee filly out of Stoneware.
Well Done Me (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th 2f out, chased winner and no impression from 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Lupie (9-5) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn in Jun.
Wild Flower (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) In rear, never a factor, kept on one pace to go moderate 6th inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 13l behind Leading Actress (9-0) at Cork 5f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.