SIMPLY A STAR has attempted to make all in her last two starts over 7f and faded close home so she should be more at home over this trip. She was caught by Pleascach at Leopardstown last time and that winner could be very useful as she finished in front of Avenue Montaigne on her debut in a Group 3 at the Curragh. Accepted has a penalty to carry for his victory at the Curragh where he held on well over that 6f after quickening into the lead. He'll be difficult to keep out of the frame while Arriana had run really well behind useful opposition before landing a Bellewstown maiden last weekend.
Accepted (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Took keen hold, close up and soon disputed lead, led from halfway, travelling smoothly from 2f out, joined 1f out, strongly pressed and stayed on well final furlong, just prevailed on line, won at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jun beating Cape Clear Island (9-5) by shd, 11 ran.
Arriana (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, 5th early, progress into 3rd 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Bellewstown 5f 2yo mdn gd beating Spirit Of Wedza (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Avenue Montaigne 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind I Am Beautiful (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Blackbriar 10-3 (8-4) A little awkward leaving stalls, soon tracked leaders, 4th early, progress 2f out and briefly impeded, 5th 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Arriana (9-0) at Bellewstown 5f 2yo mdn gd.
Coto (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon in touch near side, pushed along halfway, ridden and edged right over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 13th of 21, 11l behind Anthem Alexander (9-0) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Folk Law (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Led, jinked right after 1f, pushed along 2f out and headed over 1f out, 4th and no extra final 150 yards, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Leading Actress (9-0) at Cork 5f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.
Shanghai Beauty (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, 8th halfway, improved when not much room under 2f out, 5th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 6l behind Jeanne Girl (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll mdn in May.
Simply A Star (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Broke well to lead, ridden 1 1/2f out and soon pressed, headed 100 yards out and kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Pleascach (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gf.