AINIPPE landed Group 3's over 6f and 7f on fast ground before tackling a mile in the Group 1 Matron Stakes on softer going at Leopardstown where she ran a fine race behind Legatissimo. There's nothing with comparable form here and though having to concede weight all round on her reappearance can take this before going on to better things. Steip Amach was around 5l behind at Leopardstown and though having a fitness advantage is unlikely to reverse the form and though Dolce Strega is progressing nicely she was beaten in Listed company last term and would need much more here. Gussy Goose won a Fairyhouse handicap in July but hasn't run since mid-division in a Galway Listed contest a few weeks later.
Ainippe (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) A little keen early, held up towards rear, pushed along early straight, improved to chase leaders and switched left to rail 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Legatissimo (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 1 fll stks (1) Yielding in Sep.
Gussy Goose (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Dwelt slightly and rear, ridden over 2f out, 8th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Laviniad (9-7) at Galway 7f lst fll stks (1) Good - Yielding in Jul.
Molly Dolly (IRE) (8-9) last of 10, 13 1/4l behind Important Time (9-1) at Cologne 1m 1f sft in Sep.
Steip Amach (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden on inner 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, kept on into 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 3rd of 8, 6 1/4l behind Bocca Baciata (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f lst fll stks (1) gd in Apr.
Dolce Strega (IRE) 8-13fav (9-2) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, disputed 2nd 3f out, 2nd over 2f out, pushed along to lead 1 1/2f out, soon ridden, stayed on strongly, won at Dundalk 7f pol in Apr beating Lady Oak (9-2) by 1l, 8 ran.
Miss Elizabeth (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) In rear, pushed along after halfway, 8th into straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 9, 15 1/4l behind Jet Setting (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f Grp 3 stks (1) hvy in Apr.
Waitaki (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, closer in 3rd 3f out, ridden 2f out, 2nd 1f out, kept on final furlong, every chance close home, just failed at line, 3rd of 16, nk behind Tony The Gent (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f mdn gd in Apr.