Dermot Weld won this a year ago with Libano but she needs very testing conditions and the stable's Stunning View may prove a better option this time despite a poor reappearance on heavy ground at the Curragh. The ultra-game and consistent Luisant was third a year ago but conditions were all against her and this is much more like her surface. CRYSTAL GAL has been finding Group 1 company much too hot and has also been racing over much further. A return to this trip and grade looks just what she needs to get back on the winning track. Separate Ways is at the peak of her form though whether she will have the pace for this is another matter as her latest success was gained over 1m1f.
Kargali (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Always in rear, last of 10, 36l behind Goldikova (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 7f Grp 1 (1) sft.
Croisultan (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and joined briefly 3f out, headed under 2f out, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 10, 14l behind Emulous (8-12) at Tipperary 7f Grp 3 (1) sft.
Luisant 10-3fav (10-0) Held up towards rear, late headway in 8th 1f out, ran on well final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Invincible Ash (9-11) at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol.
Libano (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Prominent, disputed lead briefly 3f out, soon ridden, 5th 1 1/2f out, no extra, 5th of 10, 14l behind Emulous (8-12) at Tipperary 7f Grp 3 (1) sft.
Separate Ways (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, headway on outer entering straight, 2nd and challenged under 2 1/2f out, led 2f out, headed under 1f out, kept on under pressure, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Ask Jack (9-4) at Cork 1m Listed stks (1) gd.
Stunning View (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Soon tracked leaders in 4th, moderate 3rd over 2f out, soon no impression under pressure and no extra from over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Keredari (9-1) at Curragh 7f 3yo lst stk (1) hvy in Apr.
Hallie's Comet (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders in 5th, effort in centre early straight, no extra from under 2f out, 8th of 12, 11l behind Emulous (9-3) at Naas 1m fll lst stks (1) gd.
Kardyls Hope (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Always close up, 3rd halfway, 2nd from 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Cork 6f Apprentice Handicap (3yo) gd beating Johnstown Lad (9-9) by 2l, 14 ran.
Sharisse (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden entering straight, kept on without threatening from 2f out, 6th of 12, 8l behind Emulous (9-3) at Naas 1m fll lst stks (1) gd.
Silver Tide (USA) 66-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, no impression straight, 12th of 14, 18l behind Famous Name (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m 2f Listed stks (1) gf.
Crystal Gal (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division throughout, never a factor, 10th of 15, 38l behind Snow Fairy (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul.
Paraphernalia (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Held up, 9th into straight, 7th on outer 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Emulous (9-3) at Naas 1m fll lst stks (1) gd.
Song Of My Heart (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Settled towards rear, steady headway into 5th halfway, ridden from 2f out, kept on one pace to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Luisant (9-3) at Curragh 6f Listed stks (1).