LILLY THE LIONESS has really found her form this summer having won on the Flat and over fences on this track and being placed twice over hurdles at the Galway Festival. She's only 3lb higher than when runner-up to the in-form Ridestan at Killarney last month and should be good enough for this. Easter Spirit was 10 lengths behind her here in June but has the scope to get closer while the veteran Mahrajaan is another versatile performer having won over fences at Killarney last month. Moreece is still a maiden but hasn't been running badly over timber while Beau Michael and Cottesloe won't lack expertise in the saddle.
Cottesloe (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and no impression in moderate 6th approaching straight, under pressure and kept on final furlong to go 4th close home, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Mr Snagsby (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf in Jul.
Mojito Royale (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, pushed along and short of room entering straight, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 6l behind Ridestan (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f stks gd in Jul.
Beau Michael 12-1 (9-8) Rear of mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden in 9th entering straight, kept on into moderate 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 16, 10l behind Winter Lion (9-3) at Galway 1m 6f hcp 50-70 sft.
Lilly The Lioness (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Led, ridden 2f out, challenged 1f out, headed last 100 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Ridestan (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
The Lady Granuaile (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, no impression in 3rd approaching straight, moderate 4th over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 16, 14l behind Winter Lion (9-3) at Galway 1m 6f hcp 50-70 sft.
Akinspirit (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no extra, 6th of 14, 4l behind Zambezi Tiger (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Easter Spirit (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Hangar Five (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 in Jul.
Mahrajaan (USA) 8-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden in 7th 3f out, improved into moderate 4th under 2f out and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Rayna (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m 4f App hcp sft in Jul.
Moreece (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Soon mid-division, 11th before halfway, headway on outer straight, challenged and every chance 1f out, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Truly Delightful (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 47-65 in May.
That's Ours (USA) 9-1 (8-4) Waited with, 10th early, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 6th of 14, 18l behind General Bunching (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb '13.
Too Straight (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Soon led and sent clear, extended advantage to 12 lengths before halfway, ridden entering straight and headed over 1f out, weakened, 7th of 8, 21l behind Waaheb (9-7) at Limerick 1m 3f mdn stks hvy in Apr.