Kevin Prendergast has won this twice in the past four years and Starbright will be fancied to continue the trend. Runner-up to the useful Reglisse over 7f at Leopardstown, she was fancied to go one better over 6f here next time but found the trip and very heavy ground against her. She's certain to go well but WISHING, who finished around seven lengths behind her in that latter race, really caught the eye when staying on after looking very green and can turn the tables and take this. Fascinate was beaten a long way on her debut at Naas but that's probably not a reflection of her ability while her stablemate Cloak, a daughter of Galileo out of a 6f Listed winner, is one to keep an eye on. Jim Bolger's youngsters are always to be feared here and Rehn's Nest, an Authorized filly out of a 7f winner, is another for the future.
Bethany Bay (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on inner in 4th, pushed along and no impression on winner from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 6l behind The Ferryman (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn sft in Jul.
Cloak (IRE) Galileo filly out of Chanting.
Fascinate (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th and ridden over 2f out, soon no extra, eased inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 16l behind Viztoria (8-11) at Naas 6f 2yo stks hvy in Jul.
Harmonic Note Nayef filly out of Musical Key.
Long Away (IRE) Galileo filly out of Rock Queen.
Magical Steps (USA) Giant's Causeway filly out of Mayville's Magic.
Pearl Of Africa (IRE) Jeremy filly out of Kournikova.
Rehn's Nest (IRE) Authorized filly out of Solas Na Greine.
Relay 4-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon edged left, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Severn Bore (8-9) at Warwick 5f 2yo sll (6) gs in Apr.
Speak Slowly 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th into straight, no impression from 1 1/2f out, last of 11, 20l behind Mars (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Jul.
Starbright 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed under pressure early final furlong, no impression on winner and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Hint of A Tint (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll mdn hvy in Jul.
Sweet Refusal (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division on outer, never a factor, 9th of 10, 12l behind Hint of A Tint (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll mdn hvy in Jul.
Wishing 8-1 (9-0) Settled towards rear on stands' side rail, 8th halfway, kept on one pace final furlong without troubling leaders, 5th of 10, 9l behind Hint of A Tint (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll mdn hvy in Jul.