After her third place in the Phoenix Stakes, it's difficult to know why Lottie Dod is still a maiden and she didn't show much dash on her reappearance though it was obvious from the betting she needed the run. ILLUSTRATE was facing quick ground for the first time at the Curragh a couple of weeks ago and ran very well behind the useful Royal Empress. He's a late-maturing type who looks ready to gain his first success. Silver Lightening looked ready to win soon after a very good run at Fairyhouse but was very disappointing at Roscommon five days later though it could have come too soon. Inkerman didn't get the clearest of runs when strongly fancied at Roscommon and looks best of the remainder.
Hello Humpfrey (IRE) 50-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, keen hold, still 8th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Indian Icon (9-5) at Roscommon 7f mdn stks gf.
The Home Ruler (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Detached in rear, niggled along briefly and reminder 4f out, travelling fine in 6th 2f out, kept on well under hands and heels final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 7l behind King Of The Romans (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f mdn auc stks sft in May.
Gentle Prince (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always towards rear, 8th of 10, 15l behind Flashy Approach (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks gf in May.
Illustrate (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Soon led, joined 1 1/2f out, soon headed, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Royal Empress (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks gf.
Inkerman (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, switched to get a run 2f out and soon not much room, 3rd and a little more space over 1f out, no impression and switched again inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Indian Icon (9-5) at Roscommon 7f mdn stks gf.
Midfield General (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Stradater (10-0) at Limerick 7f mdn stks sft.
Rockview Emperor (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear early, keen hold into 5th after 3f, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened, 11th of 12, 14l behind General Brook (9-5) at Fairyhouse 7f mdn auc stks gf.
Silver Lightening (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge and got a bit of a bump 2f out, dropped to 7th and no extra 1f out, 7th of 9, 8l behind Indian Icon (9-5) at Roscommon 7f mdn stks gf.
Britain's Pride 20-1 (9-0) Slow to load and pushed along early, towards rear for most, never a factor, last of 14, 16l behind Queen Of The Sand (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks pol in Nov.
Glowing Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, clipped heels and slipped up early, in a race won by Stradater (10-0) at Limerick 7f mdn stks sft, 13 ran.
Kiss The Stars (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, no impression from 2f out, moderate 7th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 9th of 14, 11l behind Bronte (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll mdn stks gs.
Lottie Dod (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders and raced keenly, 5th halfway, pushed along 2f out and soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Ramsa (9-0) at Naas 7f 3yo fll stks gf.
Palace Art (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Soon towards rear, 9th 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Royal Empress (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks gf.
Saga Heidi (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Dwelt, towards rear, 12th before straight, went moderate 10th 1f out, kept on without threatening, 6th of 14, 7l behind Bronte (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll mdn stks gs.
Sunshinesonleith (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight, weakened from 2f out, last of 8, 18l behind Akira (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn sft in May.
Tonys Magic (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Soon behind and niggled along, never a factor, 10th of 11, 19l behind Judies Child (9-3) at Down Royal 5f mdn stks gd in May.