Three-year-olds have a good recent record so King Oliver, who has been going well over the trip without quite managing to get there, is one to keep an eye on. Phebes Wish is definitely improving but has never won away from Dundalk and has been beaten on all starts beyond 6f. Enigma Code gained his first success on Turf over this course and distance last month then ran a fine race from his new mark at Fairyhouse. He's going well enough to be a threat though GREAT SOPRANO looks the one to be on. He looked a certain winner when tackling a mile at Gowran last time but was run out of it close home by Brown Butterfly, who was rated 9lb higher yet was receiving 3lb.
Exhortation 4-1fav (9-9) Soon chased leaders on outer, 6th over 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, last of 10, 10l behind Calm Bay (8-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Jul.
Phebes Wish (IRE) 2-1fav (9-13) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd and ridden entering straight, plenty to do in 2nd 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong to edge ahead near line, won at Dundalk 6f hcp 50-75 pol in Apr beating Pre Tax Profit (9-11) by nk, 10 ran.
Captain Cullen (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden in 6th entering straight, no extra from 2f out, 8th of 11, 18l behind Ansgar (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Dec.
Greek Canyon (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Prominent on far rail, 5th and ridden halfway, no impression on winner 1f out and kept on one pace under pressure, 6th of 12, 6l behind Abstraction (8-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf.
Star Links (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 9l behind Danzerini (9-8) at Navan 1m hcp 50-80 gf.
Great Soprano (USA) 13-2 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and got good run on inner to lead over 1f out, drifted left and strongly pressed inside final furlong, not match winner and headed closing stages, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Brown Butterfly (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m stks gf in May.
Enigma Code (UAE) 13-2 (9-13) Led, ridden 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, headed last strides, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Lily Of Kenmare (9-12) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-70 gf.
Four Kicks (IRE) 9-4 (8-9) Chased leaders, going well over 2f out, ridden 2f out, went modest 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with unchallenged winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Aestival (8-11) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May '10.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Prominent early, soon started to buck and dropped out, behind after, last of 16, well behind Regal Power (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf.
King Oliver 14-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th closing stages, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind C'est Ma Souer (8-12) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gd.
Supercruiser (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Went a bit right out of stalls and bumped rival, soon prominent, stumbled on roadway around halfway, soon lost place and no extra, last of 11, 37l behind Judies Child (9-3) at Down Royal 5f mdn stks gd in May.
Sword Of Light (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Soon towards rear, progress into 5th 1f out, kept on without threatening under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Regal Power (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf.