ROSE GARNET was having only the fourth start of her career when a very good second to Rigid Rock in a big field at Naas where she was in the front rank throughout. This shorter trip looks just what's required for her to gain her first success. Queen Grace will be a big threat as she has been narrowly beaten in her last three starts and will surely be losing her maiden tag before long. She is closely matched with C&D winner Mt Weather on recent form but has more scope than the veteran. Withnail is held by the selection on their run at Naas but is generally consistent but Fleet Captain is slowly returning to the kind of form that saw him score for Kevin Ryan a year ago and could prove a threat.
Fleet Captain 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on stands' side, 9th and in touch 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Noble Four (9-0) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp 50-80 gf in Jul.
Queen Grace (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Always prominent, disputed early, led 1f out, kept on under pressure, headed final strides, 2nd of 12, hd behind Liberty Island (9-3) at Down Royal 5f hcp 47-70 gd in Jul.
Zhukhov (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 17, well behind Maunsells Duke (9-4) at Galway 1m hcp 50-70 gd in Jul.
Mt Weather (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Prominent on inner, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Liberty Island (9-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp 50-80 pol in Jul.
Rose Garnet (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in centre, ridden into 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 20, 3 1/2l behind Rigid Rock (8-12) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf.
Primalova (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Rear of mid-division, went 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Big Bad Lily (8-13) at Cork 5f app hcp 50-75 gf in Jul.
Withnail (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Settled behind leaders in centre, ridden and kept on well from over 1f out, 4th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Rigid Rock (8-12) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf.
Alvar (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no extra from 2f out, 6th of 9, 12l behind McMonagle (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jul.
Lombrici (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 5th, 3rd briefly approaching straight, edged right under pressure and no extra from under 2f out, 8th of 15, 14l behind Topadee (8-13) at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-60 gf.
Lovestoned (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division best, no extra from under 2f out, last of 14, 19l behind One Of Three (9-7) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Eurosmart Lady (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders in centre, ridden and kept on well from over 1f out, 5th of 20, 5l behind Rigid Rock (8-12) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf.
Seeking Status (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Prominent, 2nd halfway, no extra from early straight, weakened, 15th of 17, 32l behind Obviously (8-12) at Cork 7f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Ellxell (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 15, 14l behind Wandering Heart (9-0) at Naas 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Jul.
Lake Wanaka (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 14, 20l behind Big Tex (9-3) at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol in Mar.
Vuvuzela Boy (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Soon tracked leaders in 4th, 5th 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 11l behind Brazilian Breeze (9-0) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks in Jul.
Faynita (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Prominent throughout, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Ucanchoose (8-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-75 in Jul.
Goodbye Earl (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Never a factor, 11th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Liberty Island (9-3) at Down Royal 5f hcp 47-70 gd in Jul.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Mid-division, 9th approaching straight, no impression under pressure from under 2f out, chased leaders and kept on from 1f out, 5th of 15, 7l behind Sunset Beauty (9-6) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 50-75 gf in Jul.