John Oxx has won two of the three renewals, both times with three-year-olds, and RAYNA fits the bill this time. She's completed a hat-trick on three different tracks over slightly varying distances but she's shown battling qualities as well as a turn of foot in all and can continue her progress. Laviniad ran over a mile at Galway last week but has form over this trip so shouldn't be inconvenienced while Dragon Fei will enjoy the softer ground though has yet to prove she stays this far. Aidan O'Brien had several entered at the early stage and relies on the top weight Exotic, whose only victory came on her debut on soft ground at Galway a year ago. Winning bumper and hurdler Fourni would probably prefer a bit further.
Exotic (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost position briefly on inner 4f out, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 9l behind Einsteins Folly (9-11) at Roscommon 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 6th 4f out, ridden and no extra 3f out, 9th of 11, 27l behind Artful Artist (7-11) at Galway 1m 4f hcp gd.
Dragon Fei (IRE) 6-1 (8-3) Soon disputed lead, headed after 3f, prominent, led again 2f out, joined 1f out, soon headed and kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Vintage Nouveau (8-8) at Down Royal 1m 2f fll hcp gf in Jun.
Laviniad (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, short of room approaching straight, kept on under pressure to go 5th close home, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Hasanour (8-12) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Fourni (IRE) 5-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, 2nd briefly 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Ashjar (9-7) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Willowing (USA) 10-1 (9-10) Mid-division early, dropped towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 8, 11l behind Tarziyna (9-10) at Killarney 1m 3f fll hcp gd in Jul.
Rayna (IRE) 7-4fav (9-12) Chased leaders on inner, 4th 4f out, progress when ridden from 3f out and led over 2f out, went a few lengths clear over 1f out and kept on well closing stages to hold on, won at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp gd in Jul beating Uncharted Waters (8-7) by nk, 12 ran.