Smoulder, a close relative of the high-class Legatissimo, cost 725,000gns as a yearling and could do with a victory for the paddocks. She looked the likely winner over this trip at Limerick but couldn't quite keep up the gallop and was beaten in a triple-photo. This doesn't look any easier though Light Laughter, whose close fourth to Hydrangea at the Curragh in August is the best form on view, is likely to better over further in time. FARADAYS LAW (NAP) hails from a yard in top form and ran an excellent race on her reappearance at Navan, only just failing to hold the well supported So You Thought over a mile. Back against fillies here she can go one better though Ger Lyons has three entries and the booking of Kevin Manning for the progressive Kiss The Wind looks interesting.
Always Dancing (IRE) Canford Cliffs filly out of Love Contest.
Artistic Melody (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, driven in 6th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression, no extra final furlong, 10th of 12, 5 1/2l behind Melisandre (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn fll pol in Sep.
Clonville (IRE) Thousand Words filly out of Marinebird.
Faradays Law (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, soon ridden, 3rd 2f out, 2nd and strongly pressed winner 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind So You Thought (9-5) at Navan 1m mdn gd in Apr.
Kiss The Wind (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 2f out, ridden to narrow lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Tooreen Dancer (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn fll pol in Nov.
Light Laughter (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Close up, challenged over 2f out, soon pushed along and every chance, no impression 1f out, soon one pace in 4th, 4th of 5, 3 3/4l behind Hydrangea (9-0) at Curragh 7f fll gf in Aug.
Likewise (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Held up, no extra under 2f out, 23rd of 25, 23 3/4l behind Aneen (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn fll Good - Yielding in Oct.
Misty Mountain (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3f out, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 17l behind Alluringly (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn fll gd in Apr.
Smoulder 9-2 (9-0) Prominent, 3rd approaching straight, 2nd 1f out, gained narrow lead inside final furlong, soon headed and kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 1/2l behind Mollie The Moo (9-0) at Limerick 7f mdn fll gd in Apr.