Aidan O'Brien won this four times in succession before last year and will be hoping DAZZLING can put a disappointing run in a Listed contest here last month behind her. She had looked very promising when making a winning start on the track a fortnight earlier but was caught out by a slow early pace before being impeded and eased. Chicago Girl is the form pick on her narrow defeat by My Titania in a Group 3 here last time and is an obvious threat while Flying Jib was impressive at Dundalk and wouldn't be running here unless Dermot Weld thought she was capable of winning. Intense Light looks best of Jim Bolger's pair though she's up against it on her debut.
Chicago Girl (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up in touch in rear, close 6th 2f out, soon ridden, went 2nd 1f out, swished tail under pressure final furlong, kept on and edged left close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind My Titania (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Dazzling (IRE) 8-11fav (9-2) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out, soon 3rd, under pressure when hampered 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Avenue Gabriel (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Sep.
Flying Jib 6-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway in 3rd 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Aug beating Tap Dancing (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Intense Light (IRE) Intense Focus filly out of Tintreach.
Leafy Suburb (IRE) Intense Focus filly out of Dublin Six.
Power And Passion (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, hampered after 2f and soon dropped towards rear, some progress 2f out, 10th when hampered again 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 18, 9l behind Tested (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn gd in Sep.