It looks a last throw of the dice to bring Glor Na Mara back to sprinting as Jim Bolger must be despairing of finding a race for him. Runner-up to Zoffany in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes, he's been tackling 7f without showing the necessary speed and stamina though the fact that he gets weight from his main rivals is a bonus. INXILE went to Chantilly last week after landing two Listed races and a Group 3 contest in Ireland. He led for most of the way in France and will take all the catching here despite his penalties. Tiddliwinks has been in superb form with his close third behind Delegator in the Duke Of York an obvious highlight but he's never raced over the minimum trip in 21 starts and may find the selection just too quick. The remainder will need to find some improvement to get involved.
Inxile (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) 3rd of 14, hd behind Wizz Kid (8-6) at Chantilly(FR) 5f Grp 2 sft.
Calm Bay (IRE) 9-4 (9-12) Soon chased leader in 2nd, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, challenged 1f out, headed final 150yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Blue Dahlia (8-13) at Down Royal 5f stks gf in May.
Tiddliwinks 10-3 (9-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, ridden and challenged inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Hitchens (9-9) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Blue Dahlia (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden to challenge 1f out, led final 150 yards, kept on well, won at Down Royal 5f stks gf in May beating Calm Bay (9-12) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Liberty Lady (IRE) 15-2 (8-7) Hood removed late, went left start, in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Singeur (8-12) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in May.
Glor Na Mara (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders on outer, 4th halfway, ridden from 2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Rose Bonheur (8-10) at Naas 7f Listed stks (1) gf.
Lechevalier Choisi (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Always prominent, 2nd and ridden 2f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, not match winner close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Geraldines Lass (7-13) at Tipperary 5f 3yo hcp gf.
Oor Jock (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Show Rainbow (8-9) at Haydock 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.