CAPONATA, beaten a short-head in a Group 2 here last summer, had Aloof well behind in third when outstaying We'll Go Walking over this trip at Leopardstown and this should prove within her capabilities. Sir Henry Cecil sends the Listed winner Chigun from the UK and she was only just touched off by Dank in a Newmarket Group 3 last time. The surprise Epsom Oaks winner Was would win this in that kind of form but she was unable to produce a repeat later and wouldn't want any more rain. La Collina and Lily's Angel are both very useful but will need to step-up on their most recent runs though the latter enters the fray in excellent shape.
Was (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leader until over 2f out, chased leading pair until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Sapphire (9-3) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 flls (1) sft in Oct.
Aloof (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd halfway, ridden entering straight, soon 3rd, no impression on leaders final furlong, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Caponata (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) sft in Apr.
Lily's Angel (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) In touch, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure to lead last strides, won at Lingfield 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft beating Kendam (9-3) by shd, 8 ran.
Caponata (USA) 5-4fav (9-12) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd entering straight, ridden to lead under 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, stayed on well close home, snugly, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) sft in Apr beating We'll Go Walking (8-9) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Chigun 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, riden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 7, shd behind Dank (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 1f flls Grp 3 (1) gf.
La Collina (IRE) 5-2 (9-9) Waited with, mainly in 3rd, switched out to outer to deliver her challenge from 2f out, soon not getting there, kept on into 2nd near finish, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Euphrasia (9-9) at Naas 1m 2f flls Group 3 stks (1).
Precious Stone (IRE) 11-4 (10-0) Made all, ridden and kept on well final furlong, pressed close home, won at Dundalk 1m fll stk pol in Apr beating Typhoon Lily (9-1) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Romantic Stroll (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Attempted to make all, headed over 1f out, soon one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 4, 2l behind Stuccodor (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 1f stks gd in Apr.
Sindjara (USA) 7-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress on inner and ridden under 2f out, close 2nd final furlong, stayed on, just failed, 2nd of 14, hd behind Muck 'N' Brass (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Aug.