HAY POINT had looked a progressive filly when beating Warwick Avenue and finishing runner-up to Chicago, both at Fairyhouse, but disappointed at Galway last week. That undulating track doesn't suit every horse so hopefully she can bounce back here. Livia Galilei scored over this trip at the Curragh and her two subsequent runs have been over shorter. She should go well though she's held by Jazz Girl on last month's run at Killarney. The latter was well beaten behind Chicago last time and there's little between her and Strandfield Lady on their 1-2 at Navan in May. Progressive jumper Dare To Doubt probably needs further though she arrives in very good form.
Negotiate 16-1 (9-9) Chased leaders early, last 5f out, no impression from before straight, 6th of 7, 31l behind Sapphire (9-12) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1).
Jazz Girl (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden 2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 6l behind Chicago (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 5f stks gs in Jul.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, never a factor, 11th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Back Burner (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp sft in Jul.
Dare To Doubt 6-4fav (9-2) Settled mid-division, 6th halfway, headway in 4th 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Shadow Eile (9-2) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Livia Galilei (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Close up, on terms from before straight, headed 1f out, kept on inside final furlong without matching 1st 2, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Jazz Girl (9-8) at Killarney 1m 3f fll hcp in Jul.
Hay Point (IRE) 7-2 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened from 2f out, 9th of 11, 8l behind Sure Reef (8-12) at Galway 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Norah Starr (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, 5th 6f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression leaders in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 20, 17l behind Voleuse De Coeurs (8-11) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 sft in Jul.
Tantalising (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace into 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind I Have A Dream (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Jul.