Most recent winners of this have been well supported. It's a surprise that Miss Katie Mae hasn't won yet as she's produced some excellent performances and could have landed a Group 3 here last month but for being impeded. She's stepping up to this trip for the first time but her overall form should be good enough to get her into the frame again. However, HOW HIGH THE MOON was mightily impressive when scoring here three weeks ago and she's in all the major races so is taken to remain unbeaten. Bridgets Fable beat much better fancied rivals at Tipperary and can only improve while Leafy Shade followed a successful debut over 6f here with a fine run behind Ballydoyle in the Group 2 Debutante Stakes over an extra furlong on the track.
Bridgets Fable (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up in 5th, ridden 2f out, stayed on in 4th 1f out, ran on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Tipperary 7f mdn fll sft in Aug beating Simannka (9-0) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Burma Star 12-1 (8-12) Held up in 5th, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, last of 6, 7 1/4l behind Waipu Cove (9-3) at Tipperary 7f lst stks (1) sft in Aug.
Clear Skies 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt, took keen hold early, held up, soon 10th, went moderate 5th 1f out, kept on well final furlong without threatening, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Shogun (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn gd in Jul.
How High The Moon (IRE) 7-2fav (8-11) In rear, slightly hampered 4f out, progress into 6th 3f out, pushed along in 6th on outer 2f out, good headway to lead on outer inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Curragh 7f fll Good - Yielding in Aug beating Midnight Crossing (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Kind Of Magic (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th from 1f out, 4th of 10, 9l behind Now Or Never (9-0) at Galway 7f mdn fll Yielding in Jul.
Last Waltz (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, travelled well to lead over 2f out, ridden and asserted over 1f out, kept on strongly, eased close home, comfortably, won at Roscommon 7f gd in Aug beating Reddot Roman (9-4) by 3 3/4l, 9 ran.
Leafy Shade (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along and dropped to rear before halfway, detached over 2f out, switched left and kept on well inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/4l behind Ballydoyle (9-0) at Curragh 7f Grp 2 fll stks (1) gf in Aug.
Miss Katie Mae (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 4th from halfway, tight for room from over 2f out, challenged between horses from 1 1/2f out, chased winner from 1f out, every chance inside final furlong on inner but not much room, kept on well, not quite match winner, 2nd of 5, nk behind Final Frontier (9-3) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Jul.
Way To My Heart (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to challenge straight, ridden in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 4 1/4l behind French Blue (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn fll pol in Aug.
Diamond Fields (IRE) 5-1fav (9-0) Settled behind leaders and 4th 3f out, progress into 3rd 2f out and ridden to challenge on outer over 1f out, kept on into 2nd inside final furlong without threatening winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Only Mine (9-0) at Cork 6f mdn gd in Aug.
Midnight Crossing (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Slowly into stride and in rear, some progress 3f out, ridden in 7th on outer 2f out, 5th 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind How High The Moon (8-11) at Curragh 7f fll Good - Yielding in Aug.
Nearly Famous Rip Van Winkle filly out of Ermena.
Purple Warrior (USA) Quality Road filly out of Arravale.