Lady Lupus won at this meeting a year ago but that was her only success in 11 starts. She's been tried at a much higher level and at a range of distances and Johnny Murtagh overlooks her in favour of the progressive Rain Forest, though the latter isn't certain to be suited by today's ground as it was fast when she impressed at Gowran last time. Address Unknown has only raced on ground with some give once, on her racecourse debut, and she floundered in the mud that day. She's made dramatic improvement but she's untried in these conditions subsequently and may not be suited. ROSES FOR THE LADY is much better on ground with plenty of give as she showed when runner-up to Sariska in last year's Oaks here. All of her runs this season have been on faster going and she is expected to bounce back provided the ground doesn't dry out. She's Our Mark can never be ruled out of these races and she has been in superb form over shorter trips recently.
She's Our Mark 7-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th entering straight, soon ridden, went 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind Shareen (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f flls Group 3 stks (1) in Sep.
Roses For The Lady (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Led, ridden well over 2f out, headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 8l behind Eastern Aria (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 2 flls (1) gd in Sep.
Zaralabad (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Towards rear, went moderate 5th under 3f out, soon no impression under pressure, 6th of 8, 10l behind Fictional Account (9-2) at Down Royal 1m 5f stks gd in Sep.
Celtic Soprano (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, 3rd and pushed along approaching straight, led briefly 1 1/2f out, soon headed and no impression on winner, kept on well under pressure closing stages, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Aladdins Cave (9-3) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcap sft in Sep.
Harriers Call (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, led under 1 1/2f out, clear inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, won at Curragh 1m 2f hcp in Sep beating Pires (9-5) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Montbretia 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Nouriya (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) sft in Sep.
Address Unknown 9-4fav (8-13) Attempted to make all, joined halfway, ridden and led again 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 7, hd behind Rajik (9-12) at Galway 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug.
Karasiyra (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Settled 2nd, challenged entering straight, led over 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 5th of 11, 9l behind She's Our Mark (9-7) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Rain Forest 11-8fav (9-0) Close up in 2nd, led entering straight, soon ridden clear, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Gowran Park 1m 4f 3yo stk gf in May beating Bobbyscot (9-4) by 2l, 5 ran.
Zerashan (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Led, pushed along and pressed for lead entering straight, headed under pressure over 2f out, soon no impression, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out without matching winner, 2nd of 3, 1 1/4l behind Await The Dawn (8-12) at Cork 1m 2f stks gd in Aug.
Hazarafa (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Led, strongly pressed from early straight, headed just inside final furlong and soon no extra, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Precious Gem (9-6) at Limerick 1m 3f Listed stks (1) gd in Jun.
Lady Lupus (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Prominent, 3rd 4f out, ridden straight, no impression from 2f out, 5th of 12, 4l behind Shareen (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f flls Group 3 stks (1) in Sep.
Syann (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up in last, ridden in 6th entering straight, 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Rajik (9-12) at Galway 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug.