This has been won by three-year-olds in all five renewals including by John Oxx three times. He's entered both Aklan, who has disappointed since making a winning debut at the Curragh, and Handazan, who could hardly have been more impressive when making all over 1m2f at Leopardstown. Massiyn followed a maiden success on this track with a victory in a tough handicap at the Curragh, both over 1m2f. He won't mind stepping up in trip while Offer should be better suited by dropping back after failing to last out over 1m6f in a Group 3 at the Curragh. Aaraas has been running well enough against very useful opposition to be given a chance but for once it's the older horses who may have the call and DEFINING YEAR, who has been runner-up to both Famous Name and Sharestan at the Curragh recently, looks the one to be on as he steps up to this trip for the first time. Sense Of Purpose will be better for his comeback at the Curragh and will be staying on when others have had enough.
Sense Of Purpose (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Led, joined from over 4f out, headed into straight, no extra from under 2f out, 6th of 7, 18l behind Hartani (8-10) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) sft.
Defining Year (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Attempted to make all, ridden over 2f out, headed and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Famous Name (9-12) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft.
Korabushka 25-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 3rd 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 9th of 12, 46l behind Run With The Wind (8-8) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 50-80 gd in Mar.
Mojita (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, no impression in 5th over 1f out, 5th of 9, 7l behind Balrath Hope (8-7) at Down Royal 1m 2f fll hcp sft in Jun.
Aklan (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Waited with, 6th from 3f out, kept on same pace under pressure from 1 1/2f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Tannery (8-10) at Limerick 1m 3f Listed stks (1) sft in Jun.
Handazan (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Made all, stretched clear entering straight and stayed on well, easily, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f 3yo mdn hvy in Jun beating El Salvador (9-5) by 8l, 7 ran.
Massiyn (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2f out, stayed on in 2nd 1f out, led last 100 yards, kept on well under pressure, won at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo hcp 60-100 sft in Jun beating Vedani (9-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Offer (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Soon tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace in 3rd from over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Hartani (8-10) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) sft.
Aaraas 7-1 (9-0) Broke well and soon chased clear leader, 3rd halfway, much closer entering straight and soon led, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, no impression on winner and dropped to 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace under pressure, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Caponata (9-0) at Naas 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) in Jun.
Eternal Bounty (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Sapphire (9-9) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft in Jun.