The previous two winners of this race were drawn high so SASSAWAY is ideally berthed in 15. Although still a maiden after 11 starts, she has been running really well with her head second to Miss Velocity at Dundalk last month a particularly fine effort. Hepburn looked a filly to follow after her reappearance success over tonight's rival Sarahthecarer at Dundalk and punters certainly thought so as she started favourite for a handicap at Gowran subsequently. The extra furlong may have been her undoing that day though an 11lbs rise in the weights won't have helped and the runner-up must be fancied to turn the tables. Bold Thady Quill may be suited by the drop in trip after showing good speed over a mile and could reward each-way support.
Sarahthecarer (IRE) 14-1 (8-0) Towards rear, ridden before straight, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind The Lock Master (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 50-80 pol in May.
Sassaway (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Disputed, led after 2f, ridden and strongly pressed 1 1/2f out, kept on, headed last 100 yards and no extra, 4th of 17, 2l behind See You Smile (9-8) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-70 fm in May.
Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Mid-division on outer, headway under pressure into 5th 2f out, no impression from 1f out, 5th of 17, 9l behind Breezed Well (8-2) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 gf.
Kateeva (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened from 2f out, 8th of 13, 7l behind Iron Major (9-5) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp 50-75 gf.
Fairview Lady (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, 13th of 16, 14l behind School Holidays (9-0) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd.
Hepburn 9-2fav (9-3) Soon driven along, close 5th halfway, ridden straight, no impression from under 2f out, 9th of 16, 9l behind Non Tiscordardime (8-10) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Apr.
Fiona's Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden in 14th 1 1/2f out, some late headway from over 1f out, 8th of 17, 6l behind See You Smile (9-8) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-70 fm in May.
Golden Willow (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, 9th halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, 15th of 17, 14l behind See You Smile (9-8) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-70 fm in May.
Foxillian (IRE) 10-1 (8-1) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, 13th of 17, 10l behind See You Smile (9-8) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-70 fm in May.
Angelina Coralina 14-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 5th on outer halfway, no impression straight, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 6l behind Desert Al (9-4) at Dundalk 5f app hcp 47-60 pol in May.
A Complete Lady (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 10th early, no extra under pressure straight, 13th of 15, 16l behind Shareen (9-0) at Killarney 1m 3yo mdn aut gd in May.
Kilmore Prince (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Rear of mid-division, ridden after halfway, no impression and eased final furlong, 12th of 15, 14l behind Great Realief (8-4) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Leahness (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Never a factor, behind and trailing from 2f out, last of 18, well behind Reiteration (9-5) at Curragh 1m 3yo mdn sft in Mar.
Orpens Peach (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Very slowly into stride and always towards rear, 10th of 13, 15l behind Hedaaya (9-0) at Wexford 1m 3yo fll stks fm in May.
Thadys Love (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Always behind, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Legendary Lad (9-0) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn hvy in Apr.