Duff is having to race with a Group 2 penalty this season and it was that extra impost that saw him beaten half-a-length by Six Of Hearts over 7f at Leopardstown. Edward Lynam's grand campaigner has won at this trip but is better suited by shorter and may not be capable of taking his revenge though the winner is unproven over the trip. Kevin Prendergast has won three of the last six runnings of this and looks to have another ideal candidate in RECHARGE, who has generally campaigned at a much higher level and should be suited by the return to a mile after twice finishing runner-up to Fame And Glory over middle-distances. Rayeni could pose a threat as all of his runs to date have come on ground with plenty of give including when runner-up to Mastercraftsman in last year's Irish 2000 Guineas.
Duff (IRE) 8-13fav (10-0) Jumped right out of stalls and led, ridden over 1f out, headed final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Six of Hearts (9-9) at Leopardstown 7f Grp 3 gf in May.
Six of Hearts 10-1 (9-9) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd 1f out, stayed on to lead final 150 yards, kept on well, won at Leopardstown 7f Grp 3 gf in May beating Duff (10-0) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Rayeni (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Prominent, keen hold early, led under pressure 1 1/2f out, soon strongly pressed, slightly hampered inside final furlong, kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Kargali (9-0) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 hvy in Apr.
Croisultan (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd and outpaced entering straight, kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Kitty Kiernan (8-11) at Naas 7f stks gf.
Finicius (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, kept on without threatening straight, 6th of 11, 7l behind Kitty Kiernan (8-11) at Naas 7f stks gf.
Recharge (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced in moderate 3rd, closed before straight, 2nd over 2f out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Fame And Glory (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
Rock And Roll Kid (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 9l behind Libano (9-6) at Leopardstown 7f Listed stks hvy in Nov.
Vocalised (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th over 3f out, no extra under pressure from under 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 7, 24l behind Kargali (9-0) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 hvy in Apr.
Rare Ransom 14-1 (9-10) Disputed lead, ridden and headed approaching halfway, soon weakened, eased from 1 1/2f out, tailed off, last of 9, 35l behind Pollen (9-10) at Curragh 1m fll stks G3 sft in Mar.