ABBAKOVA arrived here in very good form last month and made all for a comfortable success over Celtic Man. She bounces off the fast ground and had earlier finished just in front of Dimity at Cork so should have the beating of her again. Sacred Aspect looks a threat as she scored at Leopardstown before finding the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot much too hot. Touch Of Snow has plenty of early pace so the drop to the minimum for the first time should help but the remaining pair look to have plenty to find.
Abbakova (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Made all, ridden to assert early final furlong, hung right final 100 yards but kept on well, won at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gf in Jun beating Celtic Man (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Dimity (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Held up behind leaders, headway into 3rd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Bye Bye Birdie (9-0) at Cork 5f 2yo fll mdn sft in Jun.
Hurryupharriet (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, headway into 2nd 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Exogenesis (9-2) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jun.
Sacred Aspect (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened entering final furlong, 12th of 19, 12l behind Kiyoshi (8-12) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Touch Of Snow (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Disputed lead, ridden along and led before halfway, headed under pressure 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Minorette (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn gf.