Dance With Another has been racing over much further so the decision to drop her in trip is interesting, though her stable companion Sparrow looks to have the better chance. She couldn't cope with Tobann when Jim Bolger's filly won a Group 3 at Fairyhouse earlier this month before another fine run over a trip too short at Naas when Floating Along was beaten a couple of lengths. Dalkova landed a Naas handicap before stepping up a gear to finish runner-up to Palace in a Killarney Listed event where Califante was just behind. TESTED has only been beaten once in four starts, in the Irish 1000 Guineas. She had Slipper Orchid behind when landing a Naas Listed contest last time and, though the latter is better off at the weights through the weight-for-age process, the winner has bags of scope and looks another for Dermot Weld.
Tobann (IRE) 3-1fav (9-10) Disputed lead, led and ridden under 2f out, strongly pressed and headed under 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Minalisa (9-5) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Antiquus (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, 13th 2f out, soon ridden, 10th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, went 3rd close home, never nearer, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Surreal (9-10) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 gd.
Califante 12-1 (9-12) Always towards rear, ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 9, 12l behind Shanooan (8-6) at Curragh 1m fll hcp gf.
Dalkova 14-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, kept on to lead last 100 yards, headed last 50 yards, no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Palace (9-0) at Killarney 1m fll lst stks (1) gd.
Floating Along (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Disputed lead, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Minalisa (9-5) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Harpist (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, progress to challenge 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, no impression close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Fastidious (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Feb.
Slipper Orchid (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Uneasy in stalls, held up, 6th 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 7th 1f out, one pace, 7th of 10, 8l behind Sparkle Factor (8-1) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.
Tested 10-3 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden on outer over 2f out, 2nd 1f out and soon led, kept on well close home, won at Naas 7f Listed stks (1) in Jun beating Slipper Orchid (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Upset in stalls, held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, 9th of 10, 10l behind Bracelet (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf.
Colour Blue (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear early, soon mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 11th of 12, 9l behind Palace (9-0) at Killarney 1m fll lst stks (1) gd.
Dance With Another (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Chased leader, led after 2f, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 7l behind Tarziyna (9-10) at Killarney 1m 3f fll hcp gd.
Dark Skies (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Disputed lead, headed 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 9, 7l behind Minalisa (9-5) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Sparrow (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 8, 6l behind Darwin (9-12) at Fairyhouse 6f Listed stks (1) gf.