Testing conditions didn't appear to suit Where at Naas last week where she started odds-on but struggled home. Conditions are unlikely to be much better here and Monakova may do better after chasing home the long odds-on Parliament Square at Fairyhouse on Sunday. STARBRIGHT took a long time to warm to her task at Leopardstown but ran on nicely once the penny dropped. She can go one better though there are several choicely-bred newcomers entered including the expensive Wishing, a daughter of Danehill Dancer and closely related to numerous winners in France.
Cloths Of Heaven (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on far side, 5th halfway, 4th and no impression under 2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 12, 16l behind Viztoria (8-11) at Naas 6f 2yo stks hvy.
Hint of A Tint (IRE) Danehill Dancer filly out of Mine Excavation.
Madam Mo (IRE) Motivator filly out of Winesong.
Monakova (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led, strongly pressed and headed well over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Parliament Square (9-5) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn sft.
Neophilia (IRE) Teofilo filly out of Tiffed.
Rose Ransom Oasis Dream filly out of Rapid Ransom.
Starbright 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden and headway into 4th early straight, kept on inside final furlong to go 2nd close home, not trouble winner, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Reglisse (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gs.
Sweet Refusal (IRE) Refuse To Bend filly out of Sweet Kristeen.
Where (IRE) 4-5fav (9-0) Tracked leaders on stand's side, 4th approaching halfway, ridden and no impression from over 2f out, one pace, 6th of 12, 13l behind Viztoria (8-11) at Naas 6f 2yo stks hvy.
Wishing Danehill Dancer filly out of Massarossa.