Only one favourite has won this in the past eleven years. Pires, who has won just once in 20 starts on the Flat, could be the market leader after some decent form over timber though he probably needs further. Moran Gra is sure to attract support after recent victories at Leopardstown and the Curragh and must be on the short-list. He just holds Boynagh Joy on that latest run but the latter ran very well here a year ago and looks a big threat. The consistent Waydownsouth has struggled since being raised 11lb after completing a ha-trick last autumn but Mid Mon Lady has competed at a higher level this year though she may find this on the short side. STUNNING VIEW may not have the form figures for such a competitive event but he looks just the type Dermot Weld wins with at this meeting. A winner here as a juvenile, he caught the eye in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot and has plenty of improvement in him. UK raider Kyllachy Star ran very well in that latter event and is just 2lb higher than when landing a tough handicap at Chester.
Hujaylea (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Across The Rhine (9-8) at Curragh 7f Grp 3.
Ask Jack (USA) 6-1 (9-12) Mid-division, 6th entering straight, ridden 2f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Pirateer (8-13) at Curragh 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Jun.
Moran Gra (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Always prominent in centre of course, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead narrowly 1f out, kept on well under pressure, held on, won at Curragh 1m hcp gd in Jun beating Northgate (9-3) by nk, 17 ran.
Waydownsouth (IRE) 8-15fav (9-7) Raced last of the 3, ridden into 2nd over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 2nd of 3, 9l behind Few Are Chosen (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f stks sft in Jun.
Mid Mon Lady (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace into 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 15l behind Famous Name (9-12) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft in Jun.
Separate Ways (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, some late headway in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Famous Name (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Boynagh Joy (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Settled in mid-division, 8th 3f out, headway to go 2nd 1f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 1 3/4l behind Moran Gra (9-4) at Curragh 1m hcp gd in Jun.
Stunning View (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Behind stands side, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 11th of 28, 10l behind Julienas (8-8) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Bay Knight (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed last 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Taameer (9-7) at Naas 1m stks gd.
Kyllachy Star 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 15th of 17, 18l behind Highland Knight (8-9) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gd.
Lightening Stricks (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden to dispute over 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Cannon Hill (8-13) at Navan 7f stks gf in Jun.
New Magic (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on stands' side, 8th halfway, no impression in 8th over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 6th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Future Generation (9-4) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gd in Jun.
Toraidhe (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on outer, 6th halfway, ridden entering straight, no impression from 1f out, 8th of 13, 6l behind Bible Belt (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp gd.
Defining Year (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Held up, ridden in 5th on outer straight, 4th 1f out, kept on, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Adilapour (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo stk gf in May.
Pires 3-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, travelling well before straight, ridden to chase winner from 1f out, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind The Last Don (10-7) at Listowel 1m 6f stks in Jun.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Broke well and led early, soon settled back to 4th on inner, ridden and no extra from early straight, eased when beaten final furlong, last of 8, 20l behind Flowers Of Spring (9-9) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks gd.
Drombeg Dawn (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, 3rd halfway, driven along from 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 18, 5l behind Future Generation (9-4) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gd in Jun.
Royal Blue Star (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Led, strongly pressed entering straight, headed under 2f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Barack (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Jun.
Mojito Royale (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Towards rear, 12th 2f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out without threatening leaders, 6th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Ted Dolly (8-13) at Naas 1m hcp 60-90 in Jun.
Maundy Money 12-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, 8th entering straight, went 4th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Iron Major (9-9) at Dundalk 7f clm stks pol.
Elusive Award (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden and headway on outer from early straight, went 4th 1f out, kept on under pressure, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Bible Belt (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp gd.