Silly Dancer won this a year ago and is 1lb lower but hasn't been successful since. Born To Excel is still a maiden and probably a few pounds high, a remark that also applies to Forbidden, who is 1-28 on turf. After an easy victory at Roscommon, Cannot Give proved disappointing at Cork but Appletreemagic wasn't suited by soft ground at Leopardstown and is better judged on her close second to Takin Kate on fast going at Naas earlier. Phantasy Rock let supporters down when favourite at Fairyhouse and the vote goes to the progressive DENNY CRANE, an excellent runner-up to the in-form Strandfield Lady at Leopardstown and on just a 3lbs higher mark here.
Born To Excel 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Blackwitch Woman (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp 50-75 gd.
Forbidden (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) 6th of 17, 10l behind Rock Critic (9-12) at Galway 1m hcp 50-70 gd in Jul.
Appletreemagic (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) 13th of 17, 22l behind Strandfield Lady (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f app hcp 50-75 gd in Jul.
Slapper (ITY) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 5th 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 8th of 16, 7l behind Cinnin Oir (8-12) at Galway 7f hcp 50-75 gf.
Denny Crane 9-4fav (8-12) Held up in rear, headway on inner approaching straight, went 4th 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on well final furlong without reaching winner, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Strandfield Lady (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m 2f app hcp 50-75 gd in Jul.
Silly Dancer (IRE) 10-1 (7-11) Always towards rear, 13th of 17, 9l behind Simla Sunset (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m fll hcp 60-90 gd.
Cannot Give (USA) 8-1 (9-8) Prominent, 3rd halfway, dropped to 5th early straight, soon no extra, 8th of 18, 11l behind Kokoro (9-7) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd.
Fly Kiss 22-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride and always behind, 17th of 18, 26l behind Kokoro (9-7) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd.
Proud Catch (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway into 9th 3f out, ridden straight, kept on one paced, 5th of 15, 4l behind Cloud Fire (9-13) at Wexford 1m hcp 47-60 in Jul.
Kirbys Rocket (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) 12th of 17, 18l behind Strandfield Lady (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f app hcp 50-75 gd in Jul.
Perfect Buttons (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra and soon weakened, 15th of 18, 8l behind Denny Crane (9-6) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-60 gf in Jun.
Phantasy Rock (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, kept on one pace straight, 6th of 12, 12l behind Park Ranger (9-11) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.