Four three-year-olds take on a couple of older horses in this but there hasn't been much encouragement among the younger brigade recently. Miss Gally Rio having lost her way since winning at Limerick in April, though perhaps Taaluf has some scope after just the four runs. VERSILIA GAL is 5lb lower than when winning this last year and Conor Hoban claims a further 3lb. She ran well here last month and can stage a repeat. Flic Flac is only a pound higher than when second at Leopardstown in March but turned in a shocker in a better race at Cork next time.
Flic Flac (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Raced in 7th, some progress early straight, ridden 2f out and no extra in 7th over 1f out, eased final furlong, last of 9, 34l behind Sun On The Run (9-5) at Cork 7f hcp hvy in Apr.
Versilia Gal (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden in rear 3f out and no impression from 2f out, 12th of 15, 11l behind Machete Mark (9-7) at Naas 7f hcp.
Miss Gally Rio (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Led early and ran freely, headed after 1f and dropped back to 6th halfway, pushed along entering straight and soon no extra, last of 7, 18l behind The Ring Is King (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m app hcap gd.
Taaluf (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, not clear run in 6th over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 8l behind Earth Drummer (9-12) at Limerick 7f mdn stks gf.
Almosthaditall (USA) 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 4f out, no impression 3f out, 10th of 13, 24l behind Just Gorgeous (9-0) at Cork 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn in May.
Jesmond Lodge (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression under 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 10l behind Earth Drummer (9-12) at Limerick 7f mdn stks gf.