Three-year-olds have a shocking record in this and Words Of Wisdom, who appears the best of the bunch, will need to improve again to get involved. An Mhi couldn't carry his penalty for a victory at Tipperary when sent to Listowel five days later but the much softer ground may have been responsible and conditions will be in his favour tonight. Silly Dancer is as consistent as ever but hasn't won for a very long time. He should be thereabouts again as should the lightly-raced Imagination, who was having her first start on turf when producing a decent effort over this C&D last month though she finished behind ROCK ON CIARA. Joseph Murphy's mare had been raised 8lb for her earlier victory at Killarney and though unable to cope with Manaaqeb ran well enough to get back on the winning trail.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, 6th over 3f out, no impression under pressure from under 2f out, 11th of 16, 8l behind Solent Ridge (9-6) at Wexford 1m app hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Imagination (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Soon mid-division, moderate 8th from halfway, moderate 4th and kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 6l behind Manaaqeb (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf in May.
Queen Commander (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Soon chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, weakened, last of 6, 10l behind Casbah Rock (9-3) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 60-90 gf in May.
Rock On Ciara (IRE) 9-4fav (9-9) Always prominent, moderate 2nd before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Manaaqeb (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf in May.
Dinah Doll (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Towards rear, switched to inner early straight, moderate 8th and no impression from 1 1/2f out, 8th of 12, 18l behind Foxillian (9-4) at Roscommon 7f stks gf in Sep.
Silly Dancer (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, switched right early straight, soon driven along and no real impression, kept on one pace under pressure final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Appletreemagic (10-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-60 pol in Apr.
An Mhi (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Towards rear, headway into 5th 1 1/2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 9l behind Tres Froide (9-5) at Listowel 1m hcp 47-60.
Metropolis (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Towards rear, no impression from over 2f out, 10th of 11, 22l behind Beliar (9-2) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf.
Words Of Wisdom (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division on inner, 10th halfway, headway from 2f out, not clearest of runs from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 2l behind Cheers Buddy (9-4) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol in Apr.
Beart (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Never a factor, 21st of 23, 19l behind Port Elizabeth (8-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo hcp 50-75 in Oct.
Sli Na Croi (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Chased leaders early, no impression from over 2f out, 12th of 14, 8l behind Amour Fou (8-13) at Cork 5f 3yo hcp 47-70 sft in May.
Sodashy (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Disputed lead, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Cheers Buddy (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gf in May.
Luibin Cufa (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 13th of 14, 12l behind Colour Of Love (9-9) at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol in Apr.
Giant Slalom 18-1 (9-2) Dwelt, always towards rear, 10th of 14, 11l behind No Trimmings (8-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Chasing Angels (USA) 11-1 (9-0) Never a factor, 12th of 15, 18l behind Via Mia (9-2) at Naas 7f app hcp 47-60 gf in May.
Danehill Tapdancer (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden in 3rd before straight, 4th 1 1/2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 7l behind Tres Froide (9-5) at Listowel 1m hcp 47-60.
Suspect Device (IRE) 13-2 (7-12) Towards rear, progress on rail into moderate 5th over 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Measured Approval (9-1) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in May.