Not the best of maidens to get proceedings under way but something has to win and it might as well be CELESTIAL FABLE. Tommy Stack's filly showed little in her two opening runs on soft going but did much better on quicker ground at Killarney when close behind Blackstone and won't need to improve much to take this. She holds Zanka on that run and though Empress Toorah has shown glimpses of ability she could find the ground too fast while Memorable was beaten a long way at Navan so takes a drop in trip. Saldanha Bay stayed on at one pace behind Shell House at Naas but still looks the main threat though the newcomer Dandysteps wouldn't need to be a world-beater to make a winning start.
Danmas (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out and soon no impression, 12th of 14, 17l behind Hazaraba (9-0) at Naas 7f fll mdn stks in Jun.
Celestial Fable (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division early before dropping towards rear and 9th 4f out, ridden from over 3f out and good progress into 4th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong without threatening winner, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Blackstone (9-5) at Killarney 1m mdn stks gd.
Dandysteps (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of Peggys Rose.
Empress Toorah (IRE) 10-3fav (8-11) Led and disputed lead, ridden early straight and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 8l behind Oor Jock (9-8) at Tipperary 7f hcp gf.
Memorable 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and dropped to 7th 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 12, 16l behind Carla Bianca (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f fll mdn stks gf in Jun.
Saldanha Bay (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden from 3f out, dropped to 4th from 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 7l behind Shell House (9-1) at Naas 1m fll mdn stks gd in Jun.
Zanka (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear early and in rear 4f out, ridden from over 3f out, some progress on inner over 2f out before soon short of room, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Blackstone (9-5) at Killarney 1m mdn stks gd.