Aidan O'Brien has won the last four of these and attempts a five-timer with Greek Goddess and Hanky Panky. The former disappointed in a similar contest over the C&D last time and her stablemate looks to have a better chance after chasing home Salhooda over 7f here. RAWAAQ stepped up to Group 3 company here last month and ran easily her best race to date when two lengths behind Magical Dream with today's rival Uleavemebreathless less than a length away and Wholelotofrosie not too far away in fifth. That looks strong form and she looks the one to be on though Seolan was mightily impressive when ploughing through the Leopardstown mud for her debut victory and could be anything.
Greek Goddess (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Led, joined 3f out and headed under pressure 2f out, soon no extra and eased when beaten final furlong, 6th of 7, 15l behind Spinacre (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) in Sep.
Hanky Panky (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Prominent, led after 2f, ridden over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, edged right under pressure, headed close home, 2nd of 15, hd behind Salhooda (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn in Sep.
Rawaaq 11-2 (9-0) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on to 2nd inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Magical Dream (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) in Sep.
Rehn's Nest (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 5l behind Salhooda (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn in Sep.
Seolan (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders early, improved to be prominent after 2f, narrow lead approaching halfway, ridden 2f out, asserted over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn aut hvy in Sep beating Janna's Jingle (8-11) by 6l, 7 ran.
Though (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, lost place and no extra from over 1f out, last of 10, 11l behind Snow Queen (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll sft in Aug.
Uleavemebreathless 12-1 (9-0) Held up, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on final furlong to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Magical Dream (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) in Sep.
Wholelotofrosie (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 5l behind Magical Dream (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) in Sep.