Although there are three entries from Ballydoyle, only Was can be seriously entertained as a possibly winner as both Devotion and Twirl were well beaten at Royal Ascot, the latter when a long way behind PRINCESS HIGHWAY in the Ribblesdale with Shirocco Star in third. The winner had beaten Was into third place at Naas in May and is improving so fast that she can again take care of the subsequent Epsom Oaks heroine though she too is of course open to more improvement. The fly in the ointment for the home-based contingent is Great Heavens, a full sister to Nathaniel. She looked a very high-class performer when landing the Lancashire Oaks from older rivals a fortnight ago and looks certain to be in the firing line at the finish.
Colliding Worlds (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and headway to lead 1 1/2f out, soon asserted and in control final furlong, comfortably, won at Leopardstown 1m 1f mdn stks sft beating All That Rules (9-5) by 4l, 6 ran.
Devotion (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, raced in rear of main group, ridden and struggling 3f out, virtually pulled up over 1f out, tailed off, last of 17, 46l behind Duntle (9-2) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gd in Jun.
Great Heavens 11-4fav (8-6) Made all, hard driven over 2f out, forged clear entering final furlong, impressive, won at Haydock 1m 4f Grp 2 flls (1) sft beating Shimmering Surf (9-5) by 5l, 9 ran.
Princess Highway (USA) 17-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, steady headway on outside over 4f out, chased leaders and edged left over 2f out, sustained run to lead over 1f out, clear final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo fll Grp 2 (1) gs in Jun beating The Fugue (8-12) by 6l, 14 ran.
Shirocco Star 7-1 (8-12) Prominent, led 8f out, clear over 3f out until 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner final furlong, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Princess Highway (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo fll Grp 2 (1) gs in Jun.
Twirl (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on outside, outpaced when switched left over 2f out, no chance after, 5th of 14, 10l behind Princess Highway (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo fll Grp 2 (1) gs in Jun.
Was (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, led on inside over 2f out, driven out and stayed on well final furlong, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun beating Shirocco Star (9-0) by nk, 12 ran.