Aidan O'Brien confuses matters with a trio of runners though PALACE looks the stable's main hope and she should get back on the winning trail despite this being her seventh start since she made her debut in April. Her presence in the Irish 1000 Guineas and the Oaks at Epsom suggests she's well regarded and though beaten in a Naas Listed race last month the drop back in trip should be in her favour and she holds stablemate Beyond Brilliance on that run. Terrific has been racing over further and scored on her only start at this trip. Johnny Murtagh's horses are in top form but Naas handicap winner Dalkova will need another gear in this company while prospective punters would need to forgive a rare poor effort by Exactment at Fairyhouse. Booker couldn't hack it in Group 3 company at Leopardstown after scoring over 6f at the Curragh while Colour Blue has looked just short of this class in previous starts.
Califante 66-1 (9-8) In rear, raced on outer straight, ridden to go 4th 1f out, no impression and kept on without threatening inside final furlong to go 3rd near line, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Tobann (9-8) at Fairyhouse 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Dalkova 4-1 (9-7) Soon led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden clear 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Naas 1m hcp gd in Jun beating Barack (9-4) by 5l, 6 ran.
Exactement (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, soon switched left and no impression, no extra and eased closing stages, last of 8, 9l behind Tobann (9-8) at Fairyhouse 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Talitha Kum (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Dwelt, in rear, no impression from over 1f out, soon one pace in 6th, 6th of 7, 6l behind Giovanni Boldini (9-2) at Curragh 1m Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Whimsical (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Pushed along to soon lead, pressed from early straight, headed from 2f out, no impression when not much room inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 6l behind Tobann (9-8) at Fairyhouse 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Achnaha (IRE) 8-11fav (9-0) Chased leaders and pushed along early, 5th halfway, ridden to challenge and led 1f out, under pressure and joined 100 yards out, kept on to lead on line, won at Cork 1m 1f mdn auc stks gf in Jun beating Muileata (9-0) by hd, 7 ran.
Beyond Brilliance (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th into straight, 5th from 3f out, no impression and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 5l behind Carla Bianca (9-0) at Naas 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Booker 10-1 (9-0) Settled 4th early, 5th halfway, pushed along under 3f out, 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 2l behind Afternoon Sunlight (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) in May.
Colour Blue (IRE) 9-4 (8-10) Slowly away, soon in touch and led after 2f, ridden and headed early final furlong, no impression on winner and kept on one pace, 2nd of 3, 1 3/4l behind Yulong Baoju (9-9) at Naas 6f fll stks gf.
Palace (IRE) 6-4fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, 2nd from 3f out, under pressure in 4th under 2f out, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Carla Bianca (9-0) at Naas 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Shanooan (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Soon led, attempted to assert 3f out, reduced lead and strongly pressed 2f out, headed and lost place approaching 1f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 7l behind Carla Bianca (9-0) at Naas 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Sparkle Factor (IRE) 7-2fav (8-1) Tracked leaders, 4th 3f out, challenged on inner and led 2f out, pressed and stayed on well final furlong, reduced lead and held on at the finish, won at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun beating Tobann (9-12) by nk, 10 ran.
Terrific (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led and set strong pace, clear 8f out until 4f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 12l behind Bracelet (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.