Dermot Weld won this last year and is double-handed this time with Carla Bianca and I'M YOURS. Both are very progressive Listed winners and though the former's latest victory is marginally the better of the pair it's the latter who gets the vote as she did it in soft ground over this track and trip last time. Aidan O'Brien has three entries with Beyond Brilliance possibly the best of them though she was behind Carla Bianca at Naas. Lahinch Classics has to be a major threat after her superb run over this trip in a Group 2 at the Curragh where she made the older Mango Diva pull out all the stops. If she handles this much softer going she will be difficult to beat.
Alive Alive Oh 5-1 (9-4) Held up, 8th 2f out, ridden to go 6th 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Indigo Lady (9-4) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1) in Jun.
Coolibah (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, still last halfway, driven entering straight, no threat and eased final furlong, 10th of 12, 26l behind Edelmira (8-12) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1).
Cosmic Cannonball (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up in 3rd, ridden early straight and went 2nd 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 3, 1 1/2l behind El Salvador (9-10) at Limerick 1m 4f stks hvy in Apr.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Unsettled in stalls, led briefly early, raced in 2nd, pushed along under 4f out, led over 2f out, clear from before straight, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Sligo 1m 2f hcp sft beating Corona Borealis (8-4) by 6l, 9 ran.
We'll Go Walking (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Led, clear 8f out, increased lead over 4f out, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Pomology (9-5) at Haydock 1m 4f Grp 2 flls (1) gs in Jul.
Carla Bianca (IRE) 13-8 (9-0) Disputed lead early, tracked leaders, 4th on outer from early straight, challenged 2f out, led approaching 1f out, drifted slightly left inside final furlong and strongly pressed, stayed on well, won at Naas 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun beating Palace (9-1) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
I'm Yours 5-2fav (8-9) Led early, chased leader and moderate 4th halfway, closer entering straight and progress to lead under 2f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) in Apr beating We'll Go Walking (9-9) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no extra approaching straight, weakened, last of 12, 12l behind Dalkova (9-7) at Galway 7f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Beyond Brilliance (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, 8th over 5f out, going well over 3f out, ridden 2 1/2f out, no extra and eased over 1f out, last of 12, 38l behind Edelmira (8-12) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1).
Dance With Another (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Led, pushed along and dropped to 4th over 5f out, soon struggling and weakened, no extra, 11th of 12, 37l behind Edelmira (8-12) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1).
Just Gorgeous 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, progress into 2nd halfway, driven and reminders over 4f out, weakened 1 1/2f out, no extra and eased close home, 6th of 12, 13l behind Edelmira (8-12) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1).
Lahinch Classics (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, progress to lead 2f out, soon ridden and kept on inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 7, shd behind Mango Diva (9-9) at Curragh 1m 1f Grp 2 flls (1) gf in Jul.
Shell House (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division, 7th over 5f out, ridden entering straight, progress into 4th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Edelmira (8-12) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1).
Sparrow (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra, 9th of 12, 10l behind Dalkova (9-7) at Galway 7f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Tarziyna (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Towards rear, 10th over 5f out, ridden approaching straight, no impression from 3f out, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 21l behind Edelmira (8-12) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1).