Sir Michael Stoute won this in 2009 with Ave and hopes to repeat the process with MANGO DIVA, who overcame her aversion to the starting stalls to land a Listed race at Salisbury in impressive fashion. She's on the upgrade and though needing to make further progress she is handed the vote. Scintillula is the form pick on her victory at this level at Leopardstown and she's been competing in Group 1s recently. She'll be difficult to beat but has already had nine races this season and may be feeling the effects. Aloof won this a year ago when the favourite Caponata ran poorly though the positions were reversed here earlier this year and neither look good enough to beat the younger brigade.
Aloof (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed under 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Say (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Caponata (USA) 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders on outer, ridden entering straight, no impression, 10th of 12, 12l behind La Collina (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m flls Grp 1 (1) gd.
Fairylike (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, not much room and switched to outer from 2f out, ridden in 15th over 1f out, kept on well without threatening inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 9l behind Placere (11-13) at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) gd.
Scintillula (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 7l behind La Collina (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m flls Grp 1 (1) gd.
Mango Diva 5-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure, won at Salisbury 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug beating Hippy Hippy Shake (9-4) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Sleeping Beauty (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Raced mainly in 6th, some headway in 5th approaching straight, ridden in 6th over 1f out and no impression inside final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Venus de Milo (8-13) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Uleavemebreathless 33-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden and headway entering straight, went close 2nd 2f out, dropped to 3rd over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind The United States (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gd.