Duchess Andorra has been unfortunate to come up against useful rivals and has an obvious chance of finally getting her head in front. However, she may find BROOCH has too much class for her. Dermot Weld's filly is the second foal of a mare who has already produced the Listed winner Caponata and her trainer has an astonishing success rate in the event, winning it 14 times in the past 18 years though the conditions have been changed very slightly. Andy Oliver has three of the entries and Ballymac Rosey looks the best of them after a promising start behind the long odds-on Bazaar at Ballinrobe. Tommy Stack's newcomer Gradatim is a half-brother to three winners so should be noted in the market.
Ballymac Rosey (IRE) 28-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, soon ridden, progress on outer 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on without threatening winner, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Bazaar (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f mdn stks.
Bane (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden from 3f out and headed over 2f out, soon weakened and no impression from 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Blackstone (9-5) at Killarney 1m mdn stks gd.
Columbanus (IRE) Jeremy gelding out of Shamah.
Front Run (IRE) Amadeus Wolf colt out of Prima Volta.
Gradatim (IRE) High Chaparral gelding out of Fear And Greed.
Brooch (USA) Empire Maker filly out of Daring Diva.
Duchess Andorra (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Witches Brew (9-0) at Curragh 7f fll mdn stks gf.
Sea Adventure (IRE) 100-1 (8-4) Towards rear early before quick progress on outer into 2nd, ridden from 3f out, weakened under 2f out and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 7l behind Blackstone (9-5) at Killarney 1m mdn stks gd.