Pat Smullen rode a brilliant race from the front on Misty Lane at Gowran and though Reggie Roberts' mare is 7lb higher she is just as effective over this shorter trip and is likely to take some catching. Ashtaroth made a successful debut in a Gowran maiden and is certain to improve, though the form of that race hasn't worked out too well. If the rain arrives and eases the ground then Vasoni would have to be a major threat as she's just 2lb higher than her last victory at Sligo in August. CAPRELLA has never won on Turf but she's generally competed at a higher level than this and her close fourth behind Have A Nice Day at the Curragh was an indicator that she's now ready to gain that elusive first victory. Queen Of Alba won over 1m2f at Sligo last month so this looks on the short side.
Caprella 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear on outer, ridden 2f out, 11th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 16, 1l behind Have A Nice Day (8-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 18-1 (9-10) Soon raced in 3rd, improved to lead 4f out, headed over 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 11l behind News At Six (10-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks 0-80 gf.
Misty Lane (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Made all, came wide entering straight, ridden clear over 2f out, strongly pressed and kept on well closing stages, won at Gowran Park 1m hcp 50-70 gf in Jun beating Naoise (10-2) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Ashtaroth 7-1 (9-0) Held up, 10th approaching halfway, progress to chase leaders on inner from 2f out, 4th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead from 50yds out, won at Gowran Park 1m 3yo mdn in May beating Mansuri (9-5) by nk, 14 ran.
Kanes Pass (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) 2nd early, 4th after 2f, 5th halfway, ridden along entering straight, weakened 2f out, 14th of 15, 11l behind Harley's Harley (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f hcp in May.
Diamond Daze (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, still travelling smoothly 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Dragon Fei (8-5) at Curragh 1m 2f fll hcp in Jun.
C'Est Ma Souer (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Pushed along early, held up, 7th before straight, no extra from 2f out and eased from over 1f out, last of 10, 26l behind Hi Emperor (9-6) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Vasoni (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) In rear, 7th halfway, ridden and came wide entering straight, stayed on well 1 1/2f out, never nearer, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Talitha Kum (9-10) at Listowel 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jun.
Jesmond Lodge (IRE) 20-1 (7-11) Prominent, led after about 1f, pushed along approaching 2f out, headed over 1f out and soon slightly impeded, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Flic Flac (9-13) at Sligo 6f fll hcp gd in Jun.