Aidan O'Brien has won six of the last eight of these. He's represented this time by the maiden Bound, who was a long way behind his other entry Butterflies at Gowran in July, and also beaten by Queen Anne's Lace on the same track when the latter made a sparkling debut. Dermot Weld's filly looks difficult to beat on that evidence though there are two raiders from Charlie Appleby's yard which makes things interesting. Calare has been highly tried since scoring at Doncaster in June and has been narrowly beaten in two races at this level, though it's KAZIMIERA who catches the eye. The daughter of Dubawi attracted good support on her debut at Ayr in July and was always travelling well. She's been given time to mature and is handed the vote as Sweet Sounds faces a much tougher task than when completing a double at Roscommon.
Bound (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Raced 3rd, 2nd after 2f, driven to lead briefly over 2f out, soon headed, ridden under 2f out, no impression on leader 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Queen Anne's Lace (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m mdn fll sft in Sep.
Butterflies (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Mid-division and 5th halfway, ridden from 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 3/4l behind Sea Of Grace (9-0) at Curragh 1m Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Calare (IRE) (8-11) 7th of 9, 6 1/4l behind Cavale Doree (8-11) at Deauville 7f Grp 3 stks gd in Aug.
Chelsea Corsage (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Mid-division, 7th over 3f out, driven over 2f out, ridden and headway to 3rd over 1f out, 2nd inside final 150 yards, ran on without troubling winner, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Glastonbury Song (9-3) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Sep.
Kazimiera 6-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, clear when ridden and edged left inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Ascot 7f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Jul beating Soldier's Girl (9-0) by 2l, 7 ran.
Queen Anne's Lace (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leader, 4th halfway, good headway to lead 2f out, asserted 1 1/2f out, kept on strongly, eased close home, comfortably, won at Gowran Park 1m mdn fll sft in Sep beating Bound (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Rooney O'mara 14-1 (9-0) Led and disputed, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 12 1/4l behind Making Light (9-0) at Limerick 7f mdn fll sft in Oct.
Sweet Sounds (IRE) 9-10fav (8-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead over 2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Roscommon 7f gd in Aug beating Massif Central (8-13) by 3/4l, 7 ran.