UCANCHOOSE won this in 2009 and again two years later. He looks ready for a long-range hat-trick after a cracking effort over 6f at Naas on Wednesday where he led to the final furlong in a huge field. Sassaway enters the fray on a four-timer and though she's only won narrowly for her three victories the assessor has raised her 9lb for her latest success and this could prove a step too far. Sylvan Mist scored at Dundalk before narrowly beaten over this track and trip and again at Bellewstown. She's a massive 16lb higher than for her only success and faces a stiff task at the weights. Big Bad Lily was 2l behind Sassaway at Down Royal last month and is just about held on today's terms.
Sylvan Mist (IRE) 11-8fav (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, stumbled 2f out but didn't loose any momentum, headway between horses to lead 1f out, soon ridden and kept on under pressure, no extra and headed near line, 2nd of 5, hd behind Tylery Wonder (9-1) at Bellewstown 5f 3yo hcp gf.
Sassaway (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th 2f out and headway to lead 1f out, driven out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Down Royal 5f hcp 50-80 gd in Jun beating Boughtforasong (8-4) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Judies Child (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Prominent and soon led, headed under 2f out and no extra inside final furlong, weakened, 8th of 10, 7l behind Sassaway (9-0) at Down Royal 5f hcp 50-80 gd in Jun.
Statue Of Dreams (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division on stand's side, no extra from over 1f out, last of 13, 10l behind Yulong Baoju (9-10) at Curragh 5f hcp 60-90 gd in Jun.
Ucanchoose (IRE) 5-1fav (10-0) Disputed lead, ridden and headed under 2f, close 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 20, 3l behind Penny Serenade (8-9) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf.
Big Bad Lily (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Dwelt and rear of mid-division halfway, ridden and 10th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 4l behind Patrickswell (9-7) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gf.
Apricot Lil (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, no impression from 2f out, moderate 8th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 10th of 14, 21l behind Bronte (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll mdn stks gs in Jun.