Kevin Prendergast won this last year and the latest form of Three Cheers, when last of three at Down Royal, has to be discarded as she was struck into and lost her action. Enter The Priory made a very encouraging debut behind the odds-on Belle Et Bete over 7f at Down Royal where she stayed on nicely once getting the hang of things. It's surprising to see her stepping down in trip and she may not have the pace of the newcomer VOCAL NATION. Jim Bolger's filly is the 15th foal of a mare who has produced eight winners and though she's likely to appreciate further in time she should be speedy enough to make a winning start. Some Character has run better than his form figures indicate and he should be up to challenging for a place at least.
Arbourfield (IRE) Moss Vale gelding out of Shoooz.
Some Character (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Ran freely in 5th and jinked right in 1st furlong, soon settled in 5th, pushed along entering straight, no impression, kept on one pace, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Initial (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Enter The Priory (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride and in rear, pushed along and some progress 2f out, moderate 6th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Belle Et Bete (8-9) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Havanna Belle (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Soon prominent and led, headed after 2f, 4th before straight, soon pushed along on outer, 5th over 1f out, soon no impression, 8th of 15, 7l behind Marsali (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.
Mzuri (IRE) Tagula filly out of Meadow.
Newton Bomb (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 15l behind Ainippe (9-0) at Naas 5f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Three Cheers (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Went slightly left out of stalls, raced in 2nd on outer, pushed along approaching 3f out, carried slightly wide over 2f out, soon dropped to last and no extra, eased from under 1 1/2f out, last of 3, 35l behind The Ice Meister (8-13) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jun.
Vocal Nation (IRE) Vocalised filly out of Six Nations.
Del's Delight (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, soon towards rear, pushed along from 2f out, soon no impression, last of 11, 9l behind Accepted (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jun.
Miss Ranger (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, 4th 1f out, soon no impression, 8th of 11, 13l behind Ohh Lala (8-11) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jun.
Quick Sketch (IRE) 66-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression on easy winner 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 13l behind Belle Et Bete (8-9) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.