Willie Mullins' handling of LEGAL LYRIC has seen the Lawman filly respond with a series of progressive efforts, culminating in two ready victories at Limerick last month. This trip rates her optimum distance, although the assessor has not been kind in hoisting her 18lb for those successes. However, she's a filly in fine form and may just defy the ratings once more. One True Love has her seventh race since the start of June but refuted claims that she's a professional loser when accounting for the strongly-supported Harpist at Gowran Park to record a first career success. She may have her quirks but is also admirably consistent and should be in the mix again. Brown Butterfly continues to perform with great credit, often in large-field handicaps. She concedes weight all round but looks sure to run her race and the 10lb claim of her apprentice pilot makes matters even more interesting.
Brown Butterfly 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 4th 4f out, ridden in close 2nd under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Eastern Rules (9-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Legal Lyric (IRE) 6-5fav (9-12) Reared soon after leaving stalls, settled in rear, switched left entering straight and headway to go 4th 1f out, ridden to lead inside final 100 yards and kept on well, won at Limerick 7f stks gd in Jun beating Blackthorn Stick (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Lily Of Kenmare (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Soon tracked leaders, no impression under pressure 2f out, kept on same pace, 18th of 21, 9l behind Majestic Queen (8-5) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gd in Jun.
Angela's Dream (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Waited with, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on, 9th of 21, 6l behind Majestic Queen (8-5) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gd in Jun.
One True Love (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Soon tracked leaders, 5th before straight where raced wide and travelled well, challenged and gained narrow lead under 2f out, awkward head carriage, pressed and rider dropped whip under 1f out, stayed on best inside final furlong, won at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks gf beating Harpist (9-0) by nk, 15 ran.
Conversational (IRE) 2-1fav (8-11) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th under 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind Danzerini (9-8) at Navan 1m hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Rose Angel (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Prominent and keen hold on rail, led after 3f, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Sruthan (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Saga Heidi (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, 9th and driven along halfway, no threat under 2f out and kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 14l behind Illustrate (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Truly Madly (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Waited with, 10th approaching straight, improved into 5th from 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 7l behind Hanky Panky (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks in May.
Lily's Star (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway into 3rd 2f out, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, narrow lead 1f out, headed final 100 yards, kept on, just held, 2nd of 15, shd behind Elusive Express (9-1) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 gf.