A four-year-old won this a year ago but the previous six renewals went to three-year-olds with Jim Bolger winning three of those. He's represented here by VASTITAS, who finally got off the mark on soft ground at Roscommon last week. Tonight's extra furlong will suit and she looks on a fair enough mark to complete a quick double. Ted Dolly continues in good form though a 3lb rise for being beaten at Leopardstown last week won't go down well with connections. Crystal Morning, a winner over 1m1f at Tipperary, has found an extra furlong beyond here recently and should do better. The older brigade are headed by Aznavour, who just failed to hold Bold Thady Quill and Deire Na Sli in a strong handicap over 1m1f at Cork last time. He should go well while Blackwitch Woman made all over 1m2f at Roscommon and will enjoy the cut in the ground after recent rain.
Mojito Royale (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Towards rear for most, kept on same pace under pressure from before straight, 10th of 15, 24l behind Royal Blue Star (8-6) at Listowel 1m hcp 60-90.
Ithinkbest 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 7l behind Kindest (9-1) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Prince Jock (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, last of 19, 23l behind Moran Gra (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m ext hcp gf in May.
Aznavour (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Led or disputed lead, advantage early straight, soon ridden, strongly pressed and headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace under pressure in 3rd, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Bold Thady Quill (8-5) at Cork 1m 1f hcp gd.
Killura (USA) 40-1 (9-11) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 14th of 15, 30l behind Royal Blue Star (8-6) at Listowel 1m hcp 60-90.
Blackwitch Woman (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Soon led, asserted under pressure 1 1/2f out, reduced lead and stayed on gamely inside final furlong, won at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 50-75 gd beating Badger Or Bust (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure straight, 7th of 15, 20l behind Royal Blue Star (8-6) at Listowel 1m hcp 60-90.
Curl Cat (USA) 6-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, no extra and weakened, 10th of 13, 9l behind Opening Nite (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-75 pol in Mar.
Purple Land (USA) 5-1 (9-9) Ponied to start, stood as stalls opened, eventually set off and completed completely tailed off, last of 15, well behind Waydownsouth (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 50-80 gd in Oct.
Little Arrows (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden 2f out, no impression on winner from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 4l behind Ted Dolly (8-12) at Cork 7f hcp 50-80 gd.
Ted Dolly (IRE) 6-4fav (9-8) Settled in mid-division, 7th halfway, headway to challenge under 2f out, no impression on winner from 1f out, dropped to 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Spin Of A Coin (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-75 gd.
Vastitas (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Close up, definite leader from over 4f out, clear from over 2f out, stayed on well under pressure, comfortably, won at Roscommon 7f 3yo fll stks gd beating Betrothed (9-0) by 6l, 15 ran.
Crystal Morning (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Chased clear leader in 3rd, closer and went 2nd over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression on winner over 1f out, dropped to 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Leceile (9-12) at Naas 1m 2f fll hcp 50-80 gf.
Knights Templar (IRE) 8-1 (7-8) Close up in 2nd, ridden and outpaced entering straight, weakened from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 9, 12l behind Banna Boirche (9-11) at Dundalk 1m Ext hcp pol in Dec.
An Saighdiur (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 6th early, no impression into straight, kept on same pace under pressure, 6th of 15, 18l behind Royal Blue Star (8-6) at Listowel 1m hcp 60-90.
Adam's Return (IRE) 4-1fav (9-11) Mid-division on outer, effort between horses when not clear run from 2f out, 10th of 16, 10l behind Teachers Choice (8-7) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 in Sep.