Eight favourites have been successful in the last ten renewals but the betting is likely to be tight this time. Joseph O'Brien has chosen the globe-trotting UP over recent Killarney winner Soon and it's not difficult to see why. His mount ran in the Grade 1 Beverley D at Arlington just a week before storming to victory over slightly shorter here and this tough and improving filly will take plenty of beating. Manieree started favourite for that latter race despite it being here first run for a year and though disappointing should have benefited from the outing. Nahrain hasn't progressed from last season's Prix De L'Opera victory though she's only run twice this season and should be approaching her peak while Sea Of Heartbreak has been performing at a very high level this summer and was by no means disgraced behind Snow Fairy at Deauville last time. Caponata couldn't quite cope with Tannery here in July but that was only her third start and both Up and Soon were behind so she has to be a threat.
Chrysanthemum (IRE) 11-4fav (9-12) Soon raced in 5th, no impression under pressure from 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 8l behind Twirl (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) gs in Aug.
Manieree (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Led, pushed along into straight, headed from 2f out, dropped to 5th and no extra from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Up (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft in Aug.
Nahrain 13-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 8l behind The Fugue (8-11) at Goodwood 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Sea Of Heartbreak (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) 7th of 9, 5l behind Snow Fairy (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Aaraas 12-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, struggling when checked under 2f out, no extra after, 9th of 10, 19l behind Twirl (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) gs in Aug.
Caponata (USA) 11-10fav (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to lead 2f out, ridden 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong and headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Tannery (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft in Jul.
Soon (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Settled in rear, headway on outer in straight and ridden to join issue 1f out, led final 100 yards and kept on best, won at Killarney 1m Listed stks (1) hvy in Aug beating Alla Speranza (9-0) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Up (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Waited with towards rear, moderate 6th into straight, headway on outer to challenge in 3rd from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well to draw clear closing stages, won at Curragh 1m 1f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft in Aug beating Aloof (9-0) by 4l, 7 ran.