Fast ground is a worry for Ondeafears and Hanky Panky is preferred as she handled the going in the 1000 Guineas here last month when finishing a respectable seventh. The Ballydoyle filly can figure at this level but may find the four-year-old SLIPPER ORCHID too good. Mick Halford's charge beat Core Element over course distance before following up at Naas and also has the beating of Flic Flac on the form book. Gathering Power is up 9lb for a recent win over 6f and Hughie Morrison's Sharp And Smart will need to improve on her latest fourth at Goodwood to figure. Majestic Queen and Akira are lightly-raced types to note, especially the latter who beat subsequent winner Tropical Mist at Gowran last month.
Ondeafears (IRE) 4-1fav (9-10) Held up in rear, last entering straight, soon ridden, 8th 2f out, went 5th 1f out, stayed on well between horses final furlong, led close home, won at Gowran Park 7f fll hcp sft in Apr beating Core Element (8-13) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Hanky Panky (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Squeezed for room early and towards rear, wide straight, stayed on well without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Fiesolana (9-8) at Leopardstown 6f flls Group 3 stks (1).
Royal Blue Star (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Led and disputed, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression winner over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Banna Boirche (9-9) at Fairyhouse 7f stks gd.
Slipper Orchid (IRE) 7-4fav (9-11) Prominent in chasing group, well off the pace, poor 3rd for much, closed into 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, caught near finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind Pearl Of Africa (8-7) at Limerick 1m fll hcp 60-90 sft.
Core Element (IRE) 50-1 (9-8) Chased leaders early, 8th 2f out, dropped to rear and no extra 1f out, last of 12, 11l behind Fiesolana (9-8) at Leopardstown 6f flls Group 3 stks (1).
Flic Flac (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, ridden and no impression in 7th over 1f out, soon weakened quickly and eased right down inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 20l behind Slipper Orchid (9-3) at Naas 7f hcp gf.
Nini Ok (IRE) 100-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Cape Of Approval (9-9) at Cork 5f Listed stks (1) sft.
Akira (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Made all, ridden from 2f out, soon went clear, stayed on well final furlong, easily, won at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn sft in May beating Tropical Mist (8-11) by 5l, 8 ran.
Liberating 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 7th 2f out, dropped to 8th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 8th of 12, 5l behind Fiesolana (9-8) at Leopardstown 6f flls Group 3 stks (1).
Gathering Power (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Waited with, improved into 2nd 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong and stayed on well, won at Naas 6f 3yo hcp in May beating Boston Rocker (9-10) by 1 1/2l, 18 ran.
Harmonic Note 66-1 (8-7) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 26, 8l behind Annecdote (8-7) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gf.
Talitha Kum (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, close 3rd when squeezed up close home, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Harry Trotter (9-11) at Fairyhouse 6f stks 0-90 gf.
Tropical Mist (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Soon led and disputed, pressed from 2f out, stayed on best under pressure inside final furlong, won at Gowran Park 7f 3yo fll stks gf in May beating Bronte (9-0) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Curly Wee (IRE) 3-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden into 6th 1 1/2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on well final furlong, just failed, 3rd of 9, shd behind Bubbly Bellini (9-7) at Navan 6f hcp.
Topadee (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Settled in rear off pace, closer approaching straight, smooth headway on outer to challenge inside final furlong, ridden final 100 yards and led close home, won at Limerick 7f hcp gd beating Cash Or Casualty (9-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 9-4fav (9-11) Waited with, 6th and progress from before straight, 4th and challenged from 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, every chance and on terms inside final furlong, not match winner and kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 9, 2l behind To Choose (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 50-75 gf.
Sharp And Smart (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Saucy Minx (8-13) at Goodwood 7f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Lily Of Kenmare (IRE) 3-1fav (9-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, 2nd 1f out, kept on well final furlong to lead last strides, won at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-70 gf beating Enigma Code (9-13) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Majestic Queen (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Soon well off the pace, in rear before straight, closed into 6th 1f out, ran on without threatening under pressure final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Pearl Of Africa (8-7) at Limerick 1m fll hcp 60-90 sft.
Queen Of The Sand (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on to challenge inside final furlong, close 3rd close home, shared 2nd on line, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Zalty (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo hcp gf.
Angela's Dream (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Led and keen hold, headed after 2 1/2f out, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, no extra from 1f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Zalty (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo hcp gf.