Wesley Ward has won this three times in the last 10 years and it would be no surprise if either Kimari or Anna's Fast proved good enough having both won their respective debuts on the Dirt track at Keeneland in good style. Final Song was also impressive when scoring by five lengths in soft ground over course and distance on her introduction and is preferred to the Charlie Appleby duo Divine Spirit and Theory Of Time but a fourth Godolphin filly in ICKWORTH makes most appeal. Willie McCreery’s charge showed a smart turn of foot to land a Listed contest at the Curragh and the Irish challenger should make a bold bid having beaten an odds-on favourite representing Aidan O’Brien. The latter seeks revenge with Navan maiden winner Tango in this while Flippa The Strippa and Good Vibes are both Listed winners scoring at Sandown and York respectively with the latter beating Mighty Spirit. Lambeth Walk and Raffle Prize try their luck in this higher grade with Frankie Dettori taking over the reins on the latter.
Al Raya 15-8jfav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge when wandered left and right entering final furlong, stayed on to lead briefly inside final 110 yards, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Flaming Princess (9-0) at Nottingham 5f mdn fll stks (5) gd in Jun.
American Lady (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Edged right and bumped rival leaving stalls, tracked leader in 2nd, travelled well to lead over 2f out, ridden 1f out, strongly pressed and headed final 100 yards, weakened, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Etoile (9-0) at Naas 6f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gf in May.
Anna's Fast (USA) 3-10fav (8-6) 2wd, widened in hand, won at Keeneland 4f mdn fst in Apr beating Topless (8-6) by 5 1/2l, 7 ran.
Applecross (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, switched right and effort over 1f out, soon chased leader, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Bath 5f fll stks (4) fm in May beating Inyamazane (9-0) by hd, 5 ran.
Brand New Day (IRE) (9-1) 2nd of 5, nk behind Xaaros (8-10) at Maisons-Laffitte 5f stks gd in Jun.
Daughter In Law (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Made all, travelled well 2f out and asserted over 1f out, pushed out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 5f mdn gf in May beating My Friend Stan (9-1) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Divine Spirit 4-5fav (9-0) Bolted to post, tracked leaders on rail, going well when not clear run until leader hung left off rail from over 1f out, quickened through to lead final 150 yards, comfortably, won at Windsor 5f fll stks (4) gd in May beating Pink Sands (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Final Song (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, quickened clear inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Ascot 5f mdn fll stks (4) sft in May beating Mrs Flanders (9-0) by 5l, 6 ran.
Flaming Princess (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) With leader on stands side rail, shaken up to lead narrowly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on when briefly headed inside final 110 yards, held on well, won at Nottingham 5f mdn fll stks (5) gd in Jun beating Al Raya (9-0) by nk, 10 ran.
Flippa The Strippa (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, chased leaders on outside, good headway to lead over 1f out, clear when hung right final furlong, won at Sandown 5f lst stks (1) gd in May beating Jm Jackson (8-12) by 1l, 6 ran.
Ickworth (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Prominent, soon 2nd, on terms after halfway travelling smoothly, led from 1 1/2f out, ridden to assert and stayed on well final furlong, won at Curragh 5f lst stks (1) Yielding in May beating King Neptune (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Isabeau (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Led or disputed lead, led 2f out and asserted over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Down Royal 5f mdn fll Good - Yielding in May beating Tinkerbells Effect (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Kimari (USA) 3-10fav (8-3) Slow start, ridden out, won at Keeneland 4f mdn fst in Apr beating Halfmoon Reef (8-6) by 15l, 5 ran.
Lambeth Walk 4-6fav (9-3) Tracked leader on outside, carried badly right inside final 3f, went close 2nd 2f out, driven and stayed on to lead narrowly inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Chelmsford City 5f stks (4) pol in May beating Praxeology (9-5) by nk, 4 ran.
Liberty Beach 11-2 (8-12) Held up, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Beverley 5f fll stks (2) gf in Jun beating Rose Of Kildare (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Love Bracelet (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Prominent and soon disputed, close 5th halfway, ridden and switched right 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Albigna (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn fll gf in May.
Mighty Spirit (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, driven over 1f out, close up inside final furlong, no impression on winner towards finish, 2nd of 18, 1 1/2l behind Good Vibes (8-12) at York 5f lst fll stks (1) gf in May.
Multiply By Eight (FR) 10-1 (9-0) Held up in last, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on into 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Graceful Magic (9-0) at Sandown 5f fll stks (4) gf in May.
Partridge (IRE) 15-8 (8-11) Held up in last pair, headway chasing leaders halfway, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, always held, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Dubai Station (9-2) at Haydock 5f stks (4) sft in Jun.
Raffle Prize (IRE) 8-13fav (9-0) Soon chasing leader, led over 4f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Chester 6f mdn stks (2) gd in May beating The New Marwan (9-5) by 5l, 6 ran.
Shadn (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, led 1f out, soon ridden, drew clear inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 6f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Jun beating Fair Pass (9-0) by 3 1/4l, 12 ran.
Tango (IRE) 1-6fav (9-0) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, headway to lead over 1f out, pushed out to assert and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Navan 6f mdn fll Good - Yielding in Jun beating But You Said (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Theory Of Time (IRE) Evensfav (9-0) Quickly away, soon settled tracking leader and always going well, upsides on bit 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right briefly inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Windsor 6f fll stks (4) gd in May beating Star In The Making (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Too Shy Shy (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Keen early, led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, not pace of winner inside final furlong, lost place towards finish, 6th of 12, 4 3/4l behind Shadn (9-0) at Kempton 6f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Jun.
Ventura Flame (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) In touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hung right, headed approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Classy Moon (9-5) at Carlisle 5f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Good Vibes 10-1 (8-12) Bumped start, held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, ran on well, won at York 5f lst fll stks (1) gf in May beating Mighty Spirit (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 18 ran.
Kemble (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Quickly away, led briefly, chased leaders on outside and always travelling well, 2nd 2f out, shaken up to lead approaching final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Windsor 5f mdn stks (3) gd in May beating Illusionist (9-5) by 5l, 7 ran.
Emten (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division on outside, headway and edged left halfway, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ridden and ran on well, won at Windsor 5f stks (4) gd in Apr beating Top Buck (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.