Three-year-olds have a reasonable record in the race and Sparrow will have conditions to her liking though she has a bit to find with TOBANN. Jim Bolger's filly had her around 4l behind when landing a Group 3 at Fairyhouse from Majestic Queen and though that was over 7f the winner showed excellent pace and should have no problems with this shorter trip. Flic Flac is stepping out of handicaps but is in such good heart at present that she has to be considered but Gathering Power has something to find with the selection as she finished 6l behind Majestic Queen at Leopardstown. Minalisa has performed with credit at this level in her last six starts and Rae Guest's raider has to enter calculations over her optimum trip on her favoured ground.
Tobann (IRE) 3-1fav (9-8) Soon raced in 5th, progress to challenge from 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Fairyhouse 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf beating Majestic Queen (9-11) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Flic Flac (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Settled towards rear, 8th 3f out, progress on outer from over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out and soon went on, pressed closing stages and just held on, won at Leopardstown 7f hcp gf beating Ramone (9-2) by nk, 11 ran.
Floating Along (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Ladyship (9-7) at Newmarket 6f fll hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Gathering Power (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Chased clear leader, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong and kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 6l behind Majestic Queen (9-8) at Leopardstown 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Minalisa 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden and unable to quicken approaching final furlong, edged right and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2l behind Indignant (9-0) at Salisbury 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Sassaway (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, pushed along before halfway, 5th 2f out, switched left from over 1f out, went 2nd and kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Harry Trotter (9-4) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf in Apr.
Yulong Baoju (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division,10th halfway, ridden in 8th and bumped 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, finished 6th, placed 5th, 6th of 16, 5l behind Sir Maximilian (9-6) at Curragh 5f hcp gf.
Dark Skies (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, 4th 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression on first 2 inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 4l behind Amygdala (9-0) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp gd in Jun.
Seas Of Wells (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, short of room 2f out and switched left, soon no impression, no extra and eased inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 9l behind Tobann (9-8) at Fairyhouse 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Sparrow (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 8, 6l behind Darwin (9-12) at Fairyhouse 6f Listed stks (1) gf.