Joseph Murphy has trained the winner of this in the last two years and has a couple trying to complete the hat-trick. SISTER SLEW has hinted at ability on the Polytrack and ran her best race so far when stepped up to a mile in April. She may be worth risking against largely disappointing rivals though Always Annie could improve on her fourth over a longer trip at Limerick where she missed the break. Estinaad would need to improve for the fitting of a hood while Haraza dropped away tamely at Clonmel last time and Magical Steps was well beaten on her reappearance at the Curragh.
Always Annie 33-1 (8-11) Dwelt, took keen hold and soon tracked leaders on outer, 3rd halfway, ridden early straight and no impression on winner inside final furlong, dropped to 4th and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Khothry (8-11) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo fll stks gd in Jun.
Estinaad (USA) 7-1 (8-8) Settled in mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out and soon no impression, no extra from over 1f out, 8th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Connacht Council (8-10) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp gf in Jun.
Haraza (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Prominent, 2nd for much, weakened from under 2f out, 9th of 11, 14l behind Silky (9-0) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn gf in May.
La Femme (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride and towards rear, pushed along into 7th 3f out, no impression straight, 8th of 9, 16l behind Scintillula (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m fll mdn stks gf in Jun.
Lady O Malley (IRE) 18-1 (10-0) Keen hold, chased leaders, 6th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 8th of 15, 8l behind Henry Higgins (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp in Jun.
Laraydo (IRE) Lawman filly out of Braydeen.
Light Storm Cass (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 15, 12l behind Rocktique (9-0) at Navan 1m fll mdn stks gf in Jun.
Magical Steps (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 9th entering straight and soon no extra, 13th of 15, 21l behind Maggie Dalton (10-0) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf in May.
Sister Slew (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on one paced, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Apr.