Aidan O'Brien has three entries in this. Somehow is out of the dual Oaks winner Alexandrova while Ring The Bell is related to several useful winners and Pretty Perfect made a very encouraging debut in a strong Gowran maiden. Flying Fairies also made a bright start behind Raymonda at the Curragh while Kevin Manning's choice of Girl Of The Hour over the experienced Silver Cups could prove significant. Twin Falls has been up against it in decent company and once again faces some promising types including WAITAKI, who was a 33/1 chance when staying on very strongly to finish second to her stablemate Kalisma at Naas and can go one better.
Allinone (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, switched right to outer 3f out, soon pushed along and closed, challenged travelling smoothly over 2f out, soon on terms, quickly headed and one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 6 1/4l behind Emergent (9-0) at Navan 1m mdn fll gd in Oct.
Angie's Angel (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 12 1/2l behind Raymonda (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn fll gd in Oct.
Annagassan 50-1 (8-11) Went right leaving stalls, chased leaders on outer, ridden in 5th 3f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 21 1/4l behind Marsha (9-2) at Dundalk 5f pol in Oct.
Crafted Jewel (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Soon mid-division, 13th from halfway, improved to chase leaders from over 1f out, no impression and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 30, 4 3/4l behind Glass House (8-10) at Curragh 6f stks Yielding in Sep.
Flying Fairies (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inner, ridden and closer in 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening to go 3rd near line, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Raymonda (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn fll gd in Oct.
Gabardine Pivotal filly out of Fine Threads.
Girl Of The Hour Makfi filly out of American Spirit.
Peticoatgovernment (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leader in close 2nd, took keen hold early, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression inside final furlong and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Sevenleft (9-4) at Limerick 7f mdn sft in Oct.
Pretty Perfect (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, 5th over 1f out, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders, 5th of 13, 5 3/4l behind Rayisa (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m mdn fll gd in Sep.
Ring The Bell (IRE) Galileo filly out of Beauty Is Truth.
Silvercups (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Prominent, soon 3rd, driven entering straight, dropped to 6th 1 1/2f out, ridden under 1f out, kept on without threatening to 5th, 5th of 13, 7 1/2l behind Red Stars (9-0) at Roscommon 7f mdn fll Yielding in Sep.
Somehow (IRE) Fastnet Rock filly out of Alexandrova.
Waitaki (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon towards rear in 13th, switched right to outer from under 3f out, edged left and headway to chase winner 1f out, no impression and kept on under hands and heels final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Kalisma (9-0) at Naas 7f mdn fll Yielding in Sep.
No Love Letters 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and always behind no impression on outer from 2f out, 13th of 14, 19 1/4l behind Raymonda (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn fll gd in Oct.
Twin Falls (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders on outer, ridden in 2nd 2f out, 3rd briefly 1f out, kept on same pace in 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Raymonda (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn fll gd in Oct.