Sir Michael Stoute generally only sends horses to Ireland for Group 1's so it's a pointer that DANK is racing here. She's already won twice at Group 3 level and ran her best race to date when a very close third to Duntle and Ladys First at this level at Royal Ascot and today's trip and going are ideal. Willie McCreery has done brilliantly with the ex-French Fiesolana who has also won two Group 3's after carrying a big weight to victory in a handicap here in May. Caponata has been a bit disappointing and was a long way behind Aloof at Gowran last September so the latter has to be considered as her trainer has won three of the last five of these.
Aloof (IRE) 5-2 (9-9) Attempted to make all, reduced lead into straight, ridden over 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed and kept on same pace from under 1f out, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Flying The Flag (8-12) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Bible Belt (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up in touch in 4th, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 6, 8l behind Shareta (9-7) at York 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gf in Aug.
Caponata (USA) 2-1fav (9-7) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd 2f out, 4th under pressure 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Count Of Limonade (9-0) at Curragh 1m Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Dank 7-2 (8-12) Chased leading pair, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, not quite going pace to reach leading duo, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Duntle (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m fll Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jun.
Fiesolana (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Led early, headed before halfway, led again travelling well over 2f out, soon went clear, ridden and strongly pressed 1f out, all out close home, won at Fairyhouse 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd beating Along Came Casey (9-8) by hd, 9 ran.
Mizzava (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 7l behind Sky Lantern (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Say (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2 1/2f out, 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Ambivalent (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
What Style (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, driven along 3f out and soon no extra, dropped towards rear 1f out, 13th of 15, 16l behind Just The Judge (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in May.