Calm Bay looked to have a realistic chance of completing a hat-trick at Tipperary last night so the result should be monitored if he turns up here. However, whatever happens there he appears unlikely to beat Kiss The Stars here as the latter finished runner-up to him at Navan when conceding a massive 30lb and has much the better of the revised weights. Catwilldo and Big Bad Lily were behind in that latter event and look held while Pencil Hill was behind Big Bad Lily here a couple of weeks ago and also behind LADY MEGA on the track previously and it's the latter, who has since run an excellent race behind Royal Ascot runner-up Due Diligence at Naas, who gets the nod to gain her third victory in just six starts.
Tylery Wonder (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 20, 8l behind Great Minds (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcp hvy in May.
Kernoff (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Soon in rear, under pressure from over 2f out, soon no impression, moderate 3rd and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Pearl Earing (9-5) at Fairyhouse 6f 3yo stk in May.
Lady Mega (IRE) 8-1 (8-1) Took keen hold, mid-division halfway, ridden 2f out in 5th, improved into 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace close home, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Due Diligence (9-7) at Naas 6f 3yo hcp in May.
Pencil Hill (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders,
Speed Dream (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened, 20th of 23, 21l behind Tylery Wonder (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Strategic Heights (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Prominent, on terms 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon one pace in 4th, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Harry Trotter (9-4) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf in Apr.
Kiss The Stars (IRE) 4-1fav (9-13) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 4th over 1f out, no impression on winner but kept on under pressure to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Calm Bay (7-11) at Navan 5f app hcap gf.
Calm Bay (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, travelling smoothly in 3rd on outer 2f out, challenged and bumped rival 1 1/2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well to draw clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Down Royal 5f hcp 50-80 gf beating Seal Rock (10-0) by 5l, 7 ran.
Persian Caliph (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Soon tracked leaders, pushed along from over 2f out where 5th, no extra and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Focus On Venice (9-7) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp in Apr.
Lager Time (IRE) 13-8fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, headway to lead 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May beating Aeolian Blue (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Catwilldo (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress to go 2nd 1 1/2f out, soon ridden and dropped to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 14, 4l behind Calm Bay (7-11) at Navan 5f app hcap gf.
Big Bad Lily (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride and towards rear, never a factor, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 9l behind Calm Bay (7-11) at Navan 5f app hcap gf.