FAMOUS NAME won this in 2008 and again last year when he defied a similar penalty to score in a canter. He has yet to do it at the very highest level but places in three Group 1's this campaign suggest he can take this again. The three-year-old filly Zaminast was having only her third start when runner-up to Flowers Of Spring at Gowran when subsequent winner Handassa was behind. Dermot Weld's filly has a pattern race in her and it wouldn't be a great shock if it was today. Atlantic Swing was four lengths behind Amazing Beauty at Dundalk in April but reappeared earlier this month to score very easily at the Curragh. She can reverse form with Aidan O'Brien's disappointing filly, while the progressive Defining Year will enjoy any more rain and has twice been placed at this level.
Famous Name 8-1 (8-13) 4th of 11, 4l behind Byword (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Mid Mon Lady (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Held up, headway on outer early straight, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 12, 2l behind Miranda's Girl (9-3) at Dundalk 1m flls cond stks pol.
Tupelo Honey (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 13th of 18, 25l behind Midnight Soprano (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp 60-90 sft.
Ultra Cool (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, 16th of 18, 37l behind Midnight Soprano (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp 60-90 sft.
Defining Year (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Waited with, travelling well and closed straight, got in clear and ridden in moderate 3rd over 1f out, soon 2nd and kept on without threatening winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Look At Me (9-0) at Cork 1m Listed stks sft.
Handassa 7-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, headway in 5th 3f out, 4th 2f out, ridden to challenge in 3rd 1f out, led last 100 yards, kept on well, won at Naas 1m fll lst stks beating Hurricane Havoc (9-0) by 2l, 12 ran.
Amazing Beauty (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along 2f out, 7th when switched left early final furlong, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 3l behind Miranda's Girl (9-3) at Dundalk 1m flls cond stks pol.
Atlantic Swing (USA) 11-2 (9-0) Disputed lead, narrow advantage entering straight, stretched clear over 1f out and kept on well, easily, won at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo fll stks sft beating Azores (9-0) by 4l, 19 ran.
Hurricane Havoc (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed lead from early straight, led narrowly well over 1f out, kept on under pressure, headed closing stages, 2nd of 12, nk behind Miranda's Girl (9-3) at Dundalk 1m flls cond stks pol.
Zaminast 13-2 (8-12) Soon towards rear, wide and headway straight, ridden into 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Flowers Of Spring (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 1f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Sep.