Dermot Weld has won this four times but the amazing fact here is that the last four winners have been drawn in stall seven. Occupying that favoured berth this time is Andy Oliver's Anam Chara though she was bitterly disappointing when tried over a mile at Naas last time. Miss Eze is in brilliant form and a 5lbs penalty for scoring here on Tuesday shouldn't prevent another massive run while the consistent Blaze Brightly looks sure to give a good account of herself as she is by no means badly treated. Three-year-olds have easily the best record in this so it may be best to look to the younger brigade and SMART STRIKING fits the bill. John Oxx' filly looked a very nice prospect when landing her maiden in taking fashion at Leopardstown and she has much more to give. Fellow youngsters The Silver Crown and UK raider Jeannie Galloway are in great form and look major threats in an open contest.
Hallie's Comet (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden straight, went moderate 3rd under 2f out, kept on without threatening leaders from 1 1/2f out, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Wade Giles (9-6) at Naas 1m stks gd.
Daffodil Walk (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, under pressure in 7th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Dawn Eclipse (9-3) at Curragh 6f fll hcp 60-90 gd.
Intapeace (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway on outer into 3rd 2f out, soon challenged and led 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Roscommon 7f Fillies Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) gf beating July Days (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Miranda's Girl (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 20, 1 1/2l behind Little Arrows (9-2) at Curragh 7f hcp 60-95 gd.
Mean Lae (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Spirit Of Xaar (9-2) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Miss Eze 12-1 (9-13) Off pace towards rear, progress into 7th before straight, challenged on inner final furlong, stayed on well under pressure to lead close home, all out, won at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 gd beating He's Got Rhythm (8-12) by shd, 16 ran.
Anam Chara (IRE) 7-4fav (9-11) Led, ridden and headed entering straight, weakened from 2f out, 7th of 10, 17l behind Maybe Grace (9-11) at Naas 1m hcp 60-90 gd.
Camira (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Mid-division, headway entering straight, 3rd 2f out, 2nd from over 1f out, challenged final furlong to dispute closing stages, just touched off, 2nd of 14, shd behind Castle Bar Sling (8-8) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcap gd.
Tellelle (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd 2f out, ridden in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Dawn Eclipse (9-3) at Curragh 6f fll hcp 60-90 gd.
July Days (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 2f out, soon ridden and disputed briefly over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Intapeace (9-3) at Roscommon 7f Fillies Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) gf.
Blaze Brightly (IRE) 10-3fav (9-4) Tracked leader in moderate 2nd, closer 2nd and ridden 2f out, strongly pressed winner and led narrowly inside final furlong, headed near line, 2nd of 7, hd behind Coastal Waters (8-1) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf.
Dametime (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outer, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Legal Eagle (8-8) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Kardyls Hope (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Soon led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 4l behind Simla Sunset (8-7) at Curragh 1m fll hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Smart Striking (USA) 15-8 (9-0) Led, headed after 2f, improved to challenge 1 1/2f out, soon ridden to lead, kept on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Leopardstown 7f 3yo fll mdn gf beating Paraphernalia (9-0) by 3l, 6 ran.
Jeannie Galloway (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Ursula (9-6) at Ayr 6f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
The Silver Crown (IRE) 5-1fav (8-9) Rear of mid-division, headway under 4f out, 3rd 3f out, improved to lead over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, eased inside final furlong, won at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-75 beating Sarsfields Legend (9-2) by 12l, 16 ran.
Cheval Rouge (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden from 4f out, no impression from over 2f out, 6th of 8, 21l behind King's Vintage (8-12) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp gf.
Kammaan 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace, 11th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Little Arrows (9-2) at Curragh 7f hcp 60-95 gd.