Jim Bolger hasn't been able to conjure a win out of STRAPLESS but surely this is her day. Narrowly beaten by subsequent winner Lightnin Hopkins over 6f at Naas, she's raced over longer trips in her two latest starts and back to what should be her best distance is expected to gain that elusive first victory. Cut Me Loose was just behind her over 7f at Down Royal last time and there's little between them on that form but Harley's Harley, Fromajacktoaking and Maxi Mac were all behind and are unlikely to reverse the form.
Brady's Hill (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th on outer halfway, ridden to go 3rd 2f out but soon no impression on first 2, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Parliament Square (9-5) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn sft in Jul.
Cut Me Loose 10-1 (9-2) Led and disputed, ridden in 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 2nd close home, shared 3rd on line, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Washboard Sam (9-2) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jul.
Maxi Mac (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 12th of 14, 9l behind Washboard Sam (9-2) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jul.
Fromajacktoaking (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, some late headway into 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Washboard Sam (9-2) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jul.
Harley's Harley (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 3l behind Washboard Sam (9-2) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jul.
Fiftyshadesofred (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Soon towards rear, niggled along before halfway, soon no impression, last of 7, 22l behind Muaanid (9-5) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn aut sft.
Quinine 40-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon no extra, last of 12, 21l behind Viztoria (8-11) at Naas 6f 2yo stks hvy in Jul.
Strapless 3-1 (7-12) Mid-division, ridden into 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on well final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Washboard Sam (9-2) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jul.