It's been 10 years since the last time the favourite was successful in this and An Saighdiur was returned at 20/1 when landing last year's renewal off a much lower mark. A strong contingent of UK raiders include PRODIGALITY and Ron Harris' sprinter could prove the value bet. He never figured in last Saturday's Wokingham but a repeat of his earlier narrow-margin defeats at Goodwood and York would see him bang there at the finish. Racy, Yeeoow and Dick Bos are other with claims but Gabriel's Lad could prove next best of the English challengers. Harry Trotter and Via Ballycroy are both stepped up in class after recent wins at Fairyhouse and this track respectively but Joe Eile and Bubbly Bellini make some appeal in this grade. Reply and Arctic have their sights lowered with a 10lb claimer helping the cause of the former while Royal Empress looks the best of the three-year-olds.
Reply (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Raced centre and prominent, pushed along and weakened quickly over 2f out, last of 18, 27l behind Lethal Force (9-4) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Arctic (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Close up, 2nd 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Hitchens (9-9) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Prodigality 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders stands side, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 10th of 26, 7l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.
Joe Eile (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Prominent on outer early, soon tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway in 2nd 1 1/2f out, ridden to lead final 150 yards, all out close home, joined on line, won at Navan 6f hcp deadheating with Bubbly Bellini (9-10), 9 ran.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong to dead heat on line, won at Navan 6f hcp deadheating with Joe Eile (9-11), 9 ran.
Gabriel's Lad (IRE) 6-1fav (8-12) Tracked leaders far side, headway to lead overall 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 9th of 26, 6l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.
Racy 12-1 (8-1) Behind, switched right and headway before halfway, every chance entering final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 17, hd behind Kingsgate Choice (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (2) gf.
Evens And Odds (IRE) 100-1 (8-10) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 15, 10l behind Mass Rally (9-3) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Yeeoow (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Always behind, last of 11, 8l behind Dick Bos (8-9) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
An Saighdiur (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, no extra under 2f out, weakened, 20th of 25, 13l behind Via Ballycroy (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in May.
Angel's Pursuit (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Settled in rear of mid-division, ridden in 8th over 1f out and kept on inside final furlong to go 4th near line, 4th of 12, 5l behind Abstraction (8-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf.
Seal Rock 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division stand side, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 17th of 20, 11l behind Pepper Lane (9-1) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Whozthecat (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Made all, ridden over 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, just held on, won at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Mississippi (9-5) by ns, 12 ran.
Bajan Tryst (USA) 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 2 1/4l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (2) gf.
Harry Trotter (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along into 3rd 1 1/2f out, ridden and kept on well final furlong, led on line, won at Fairyhouse 6f stks 0-90 gf beating In Salutem (9-2) by ns, 5 ran.
Via Ballycroy (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 12th halfway, not clear run and switched right 2f out, 6th 1f out and kept on well to lead final 50 yards, won at Curragh 6f hcp gf in May beating Arbitrageur (9-1) by 1/2l, 25 ran.
Clancy Avenue (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 14l behind Professor (9-0) at Haydock 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Seanie (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Mid-division and 7th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Slipper Orchid (9-3) at Naas 7f hcp gf.
Srucahan (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Settled in rear of mid-division, 16th halfway, not clear run and gradually switched right under 2f out, 7th 100 yards out and finished well, not reach winner, 3rd of 25, 3/4l behind Via Ballycroy (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in May.
Dick Bos 11-4fav (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Harrison George (8-5) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Mississippi 15-8fav (9-5) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, kept on and just failed, 2nd of 12, ns behind Whozthecat (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Chased leader off pace, closer approaching straight and 3rd briefly, pushed along in 5th 2f out and no extra final furlong, last of 7, 9l behind Topadee (8-13) at Limerick 7f hcp gd.
Burn The Boats (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 8th 1f out, not much room final furlong, kept on without threatening, 5th of 23, 3 1/2l behind Fiesolana (9-2) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in May.
Royal Empress (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Soon tracked leader, challenged and on terms 1 1/2f out, soon led and stayed on well final furlong, won at Curragh 6f mdn stks gf beating Illustrate (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Arbitrageur (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Chased leaders and 8th halfway, 5th 1f out, soon ridden to challenge and every chance, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 25, 1/2l behind Via Ballycroy (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in May.
Ask Dad 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 6th halfway and ridden early straight, no chance with winner 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace under pressure, 6th of 13, 7l behind Reply (9-11) at Naas 7f Listed stks (1) gf.
Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, just held close home, 4th of 9, hd behind Bubbly Bellini (9-7) at Navan 6f hcp.
Scotland Forever (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 5th 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on, 3rd of 18, 2l behind Gathering Power (8-8) at Naas 6f 3yo hcp in May.
Springinmystep (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up towards rear, good headway under pressure on inside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 15, nk behind Al Muheer (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Tarrsille (IRE) 3-1fav (9-9) Dwelt and chased leaders in 6th off pace, closer approaching straight and headway on inner under 2f out, 2nd briefly 1f out, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace under pressure, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Topadee (8-13) at Limerick 7f hcp gd.