MELANIPPE is an obvious choice but looks hard to oppose after landing two victories over 1m4f on quick ground. After an easy Tramore success, she was all-out to follow up at Fairyhouse 12 days later off a 9lb higher mark but has had a nice break since. With conditions to suit, she is taken to complete the hat-trick despite a further 4lb hike. Rock N Rover is an each-way possible off bottom weight while Hypatia could be interesting on this handicap bow after showing some promise in maiden company. Longshadow is far more exposed but respected but the jury is out regarding Right Up My Street after he followed up a winning Tramore maiden debut with a low-key performance at Down Royal.
Right Up My Street (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Settled towards rear, some headway approaching straight and 8th 2f out, no impression in 7th over 1f out, no extra, 9th of 12, 19l behind Cyclone (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gs in Jun.
Longshadow 16-1 (8-10) Soon chased leader, dropped to 4th from 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Levanto (9-6) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Hypatia (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and dropped to 4th 2f out, soon no impression and moderate 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 10l behind Khothry (8-11) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo fll stks gd in Jun.
R U Sirius (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Dwelt and slowly into stride, ridden to join main group and 6th halfway, driven along entering straight and no extra under 2f out, last of 7, 15l behind Majestic Jasmine (9-4) at Tipperary 1m 1f 3yo stk 0-75 gf in Jun.
Melanippe (IRE) 5-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along in 5th 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, stayed on to challenge inside final furlong and edged ahead close home, won at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun beating House Limit (9-6) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
Mac Lir (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, some progress on outer halfway, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 14, 8l behind Your Pal Tal (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Juara (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Soon led, joined over 3f out, headed over 2f out, no extra when short of room 1f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 15, 9l behind Henry Higgins (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp in Jun.
Daft Dave (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th on inner 4f out, soon ridden and no impression, 8th of 10, 12l behind Longshadow (9-12) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Rock N Rover (IRE) 10-1 (8-1) Reluctant to enter stalls, disputed early and led after 3f, ridden and headed entering straight, kept on under pressure, no impression in 4th when checked inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 6l behind Carpet Elegance (8-7) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.