The lightly-raced and progressive CHANCE TO DANCE looks set to gain his third victory in his last four starts after landing the Cork Derby a fortnight ago. Jim Bolger's charge is 6lb higher but will probably end up in pattern race company if maintaining his improvement. Calibrate is stoutly bred so she did well to score over 1m1f last season and Dermot Weld's very lightly-raced filly is one to keep an eye on, especially with Galway not too far off. The stable also run Nonchalant, who makes his handicap debut and is the pick of Pat Smullen. Sean Corby's claim is a bonus for Castle Guest, who has continued to climb the weights this season without winning. Ned's Indian won four times last season yet remains on a reasonable mark though he hasn't been seen since December.
Castle Guest (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Always prominent, 2nd for much, challenged from over 2f out, soon on terms, kept on well final furlong, just denied near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Indigo Lady (9-4) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1).
Chance To Dance (IRE) 11-2fav (9-3) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Cork 1m 4f pren hcp gf beating Eighteen Summers (8-7) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Pushed along to soon dispute lead, led after 3f, pushed along approaching 2f out, soon headed, 4th 1f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 4l behind Vintage Nouveau (8-8) at Down Royal 1m 2f fll hcp gf.
Calibrate 8-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden in close 3rd on outer 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Barack (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp gd in Sep.
Shamar (FR) 11-2 (9-8) Held up in rear, ridden and progress into 6th 3f out, no impression and kept on one pace from 2f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Eighteen Summers (8-5) at Cork 1m 2f hcp in May.
Vastonea (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Soon mid-division, 5th approaching straight, soon improved on outer, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 7l behind Piri Wango (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m hcp in May.
Hold The Line (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) 6th of 9, 18l behind Ennobled Friend (9-2) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 1m mdn stks in Mar.
Nonchalant 7-1 (9-5) Led, challenged 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Ponfeigh (9-5) at Navan 1m 3yo stk gf.
Stronger Than Me (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Soon chased leaders, 5th 3f out, 4th under 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind That's Plenty (9-7) at Curragh 1m hcp in May.
Ned's Indian (IRE) 9-2 (8-7) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, on terms 2f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong to just prevail, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Dec beating That's Plenty (9-7) by shd, 13 ran.
Golden Shoe (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Ran 3rd, pushed along entering straight and no impression in 4th inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind The Ring Is King (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m app hcap gd.