David Wachman won this a year ago and holds a strong hand this time with Slope and TRUE VERDICT. The former tried to make all on testing ground at Fairyhouse last time and was only headed close home but the latter's overall form gives her the edge as she finished a very close second to Sky Lantern in a Listed contest at Naas last time. Sendmylovetorose appeared to catch connections unawares when gaining a surprise-but-easy victory at Navan and, with further progress guaranteed, she's definitely one to keep an eye on. Boston Rocker beat subsequent winner Lightnin Hopkins at Fairyhouse and Lottie Dod hasn't been running badly in better company including a Listed contest here in May.
Boston Rocker (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden and kept on well from over 1f out, pressed close home, won at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jun beating Lightnin Hopkins (9-2) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Calissa (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway into 8th 2f out, ridden into 6th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 18, 4l behind Roseraie (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.
Katchy Lady 4-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on, disputed final 100 yards, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Versilia Gal (8-13) at Navan 6f 2yo aut sft in Jun.
Lottie Dod (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway into 5th over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Cay Verde (9-3) at Curragh 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in May.
Scent Of Roses (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Slightly awkward leaving stalls and settled in last, improved into 2nd and ridden over 1f out, stayed on well to line, just failed, 2nd of 5, nk behind Blue Bullet (9-5) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn sft in Jun.
Sendmylovetorose 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on well to lead under 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, won at Navan 6f 2yo mdn aut sft in Jun beating Strapless (9-0) by 6l, 10 ran.
Slope 5-1 (9-0) Attempted to make all, pushed out to assert over 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 18, nk behind Roseraie (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.
True Verdict (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Settled in rear, poised to challenge on outer 2f out, went 2nd 1f out and soon ridden, kept on under pressure, no impression on winner closing stages, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Sky Lantern (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.