Connections of Petronius Maximus wouldn't have envisaged him running in a maiden at this time of year after his power-packed finish in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot. He slipped up on his next start but disappointed behind Stage Master here last time and may not be up to conceding the fillies allowance to SHELLEY BEACH despite first-time blinkers. David Wachman's expensive purchase ran a superb race behind the Ballydoyle filly Look At Me over 7f here last month and the winner did the form no harm when runner-up in a Group 3 at Newmarket subsequently. Vastitas made a very promising debut behind Juliet Capulet on fast ground at Leopardstown and the going may have been too soft for her on this track a week later which doesn't augur well for her chances in today's conditions.
Emperor of The Sun 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, 15th of 21, 13l behind Stage Master (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn in Sep.
Petronius Maximus (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, effort and no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 13th of 21, 13l behind Stage Master (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn in Sep.
Spell Song (IRE) Indian Haven colt out of Circe's Melody.
Amour Fou (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th on inner entering straight, soon ridden and no impression, not clear run inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 17l behind Emerald Ring (9-0) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn fll pol.
Charismas Birthday (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Held up, switched right 1f out, kept on, 10th of 21, 11l behind Stage Master (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn in Sep.
Colour Of Love (IRE) Le Vie Dei Colori filly out of Priceoflove.
Girl Guide (IRE) Diktat filly out of Miss Highjinks.
Living On Promises (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Bright Birdie.
Mellow Manner (IRE) Iffraaj filly out of Prince's Passion.
Onlybythenight (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, last of 22, 21l behind Whipless (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf in Aug.
Shelley Beach (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 10th on outer over 2f out, good headway to go 3rd inside final furlong, kept on well but no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Look At Me (9-0) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Sep.
Vastitas (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Prominent, 4th approaching halfway, 5th and ridden 2f out, no impression, one pace, 7th of 19, 6l behind Oracle (8-12) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn in Sep.