Though finishing last on his debut in a conditions race at Naas, TAGG'S ISLAND was far from disgraced, considering he swerved on leaving the stalls and then ran green. With the benefit of that experience he can get off the mark here as he has more scope than Newton Bomb, who was only beaten a short-head over course and distance earlier this month when Miss Ranger was sixth. Not Really has shown some promise while Invincible Diamond was fourth on debut at Cork and should strip fitter here, though is likely to carry overweight.
Dancing Duke (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Bit slowly away, in rear, pushed along in 9th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 10, 26l behind Vert De Grece (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn.
Intense Pride (IRE) Intense Focus colt out of Greannmhar.
Invincible Diamond (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Raced 2nd in far side group of 3, ridden 2f out in centre of track when 4th, kept on final furlong, 4th of 13, 9l behind Blackbriar (9-0) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn gd.
Tagg's Island (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leader, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, last of 5, 6l behind Lucida (8-9) at Naas 6f 2yo stk.
Cathy's Pursuit (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, never a factor, 10th of 12, 22l behind Legatissimo (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo fll mdn gd in Jul.
Dram Girl (USA) English Channel filly out of Notable Career.
Jeune Et Jolie (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, 9th before straight, dropped to 11th and no impression from over 1f out, 11th of 15, 9l behind Marsali (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.
Miss Ranger (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Held up, 8th halfway, travelling smoothly on inner over 2f out, switched left from early straight, 6th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on, 6th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Vocal Nation (8-11) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut sft.
Newton Bomb (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Broke well to lead, joined over 2f out, narrow lead again straight, kept on well final furlong, headed on line, 2nd of 11, shd behind Vocal Nation (8-11) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut sft.
Not Really (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ran freely, 6th halfway, pushed along straight and 4th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 8l behind Fields Of May (9-0) at Tipperary 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks gf.
Queenlet (IRE) Excellent Art filly out of Haute Volta.