Lady Wingshot won the first running of this a year ago and followed up by narrowly beating YELLOW ROSEBUD in a Leopardstown Group 3. But the runner-up is 3lb better off and gained her revenge when both were beaten at the Curragh in March then ran a fine race when a close third to Leitir Mor back at Leopardstown in June. She looks the one to be on as Snow Queen has become very disappointing and virtually refused to race at Naas last time. The Cherry Hinton winner Sendmylovetorose is having her first start since a decent run in the Cheveley Park in September so may be just short of peak fitness though if Andy Oliver has her right she should do best of the younger generation.
Lady Wingshot (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along and no extra 2f out, weakened, last of 9, 11l behind Custom Cut (9-3) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1) in Apr.
Yellow Rosebud (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Raced in 3rd, 2nd and challenged from 2f out, soon every chance, kept on well final furlong, not quite match 1st 2, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Leitir Mor (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f Grp 3 (1) in Jun.
New Magic (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Well off pace towards rear, poor 5th before straight, closed into 3rd 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra and kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Pearl Of Africa (8-7) at Limerick 1m fll hcp 60-90 sft in Jun.
Nini Ok (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Soon tracked leaders, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 17th of 21, 8l behind Majestic Queen (8-5) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.
Ondeafears (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 16th of 21, 8l behind Majestic Queen (8-5) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.
Royal Blue Star (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Chased leaders in 5th, pushed along in 5th 3f out, progress on outer 2f out, headway to lead inside final furlong, stayed on strongly close home, won at Killarney 1m stks gf in Jul beating Hot Bed (10-0) by 2l, 6 ran.
Sophies Echo (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on well final furlong to 3rd close home, just held, 3rd of 15, nk behind Footprint (9-11) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Hanky Panky (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up in rear early, progress and ridden halfway, 4th 2f out, kept on one paced final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Miss Lahar (9-5) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jul.
Liberating 25-1 (9-1) Waited with, headway into 5th 1f out, soon in pursuit of winner and no impression, kept on, 2nd of 21, 2 1/4l behind Majestic Queen (8-5) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.
Sendmylovetorose 11-1 (8-12) Raced centre in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Rosdhu Queen (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep.
Snow Queen (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Stood in stalls and lost all chance at start, eventually started and continued tailed off throughout, last of 11, well behind Miss Lahar (9-5) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jul.