Three-year-olds have a poor recent record in this and Leitir Mor may not be able to redress the balance. He's run some cracking races despite winning just once in 15 starts and has seen stablemate Dawn Approach disappearing over the horizon four times but he hasn't really sparkled this season. Sruthan won a Listed race in very good style over this trip at the Curragh before finding 1m2f much too far there and he may do better of the younger brigade. Yellow Rosebud has been a bit disappointing in her two runs this term so it's REPLY who looks the safest option. He easily landed a Listed contest at Naas last time and, having been placed at Group 1 level, this company shouldn't prove a problem. Neither Lily's Angel nor Bold Thady Quill can be ruled out though they'll need to improve again.
Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Settled 4th, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Duntle (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 (1) in May.
Lily's Angel (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders on inner, struggling to get there and switched 1f out, kept on final furlong into 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Chigun (9-0) at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Reply (IRE) 2-1fav (9-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway to lead 2f out and soon quickened clear, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Naas 7f Listed stks (1) gf beating Tobann (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Yellow Rosebud (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, driven along 2f out and no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 4l behind Custom Cut (9-3) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1) in Apr.
Leitir Mor (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed and dropped to 4th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 3l behind Hitchens (9-9) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Sruthan (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Took keen hold early, raced mainly 6th, ridden early straight and no impression from 2f out, went moderate 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 12l behind Leading Light (9-3) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in May.