LEAH CLAIRE won over this trip at Leopardstown in the spring and was just beaten in handicaps here and at Navan in subsequent starts. Willie McCreery's mare has been a grand servant to connections and is just about the pick of the weights in this ahead of the three-year-olds Mourani and King Of The Romans. The former disappointed over track and trip last time but the latter won over 1m1f at Ballinrobe on his latest start, though still has his stamina to prove over this longer distance. Placere and Prospectorous aren't without a chance but Star Power probably needs further and has a bit to find with Asian Wing on the form book.
Asian Wing (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 7th 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 7l behind Benbecula (10-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp sft.
Leah Claire (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 3f out, ridden into 4th 2f out, disputed 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, kept on final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Rawnaq (9-1) at Navan 1m 5f app hcp 50-85.
Mind The Pennies (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, no impression early straight, kept on from over 1f out without troubling leaders, 5th of 13, 6l behind Authorization (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks hvy in Jul.
Placere (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Raced in 5th, ridden along in 6th entering straight and no impression 2f out, no extra, 6th of 7, 14l behind The Four Elms (8-3) at Cork 1m 2f hcp sft in May.
Prospectorous (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Led and clear with rival from halfway, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, soon no chance with easy winner and kept on one pace, dropped to 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Fionnuar (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf.
Star Power (IRE) 7-4 (9-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to challenge under 2f out, ridden to narrow lead under 1f out, kept on well under pressure, won at Dundalk 2m hcp 47-65 pol in Apr beating Head Waiter (9-1) by nk, 14 ran.
Time Travel 11-2 (9-0) Led, headed over 4f out and ridden in 3rd early straight, no impression when checked and hit rail over 1f out, no extra, 9th of 15, 10l behind Blue Ridge Lane (9-6) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd.
Waterloo Sunrise (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden in 7th entering straight, 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Benalex Park (8-10) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Zeftan (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders and 4th on outer halfway, headway to go 2nd 2f out and soon ridden, no impression on winner in 3rd 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Cyclone (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gd.
Fairylike (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Mid-division, moderate 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 7l behind Benbecula (10-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp sft.
Lady Bennett (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Soon mid-division, 8th early, ridden on outer to chase leaders and no impression from over 1f out, kept on, 6th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Dane Street (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) 6th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Blue Tiger's Eye (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp in Mar.
Mourani (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Attempted to make all, soon clear, reduced lead 2f out, headed and no extra from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 8l behind Levanto (9-6) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf.
Codrington College (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, 10th on inner halfway, no threat in straight, 13th of 14, 13l behind Festive Cheer (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Aug.
King Of The Romans (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Soon pushed along to lead, headed 4f out, soon ridden, dropped to 3rd and outpaced over 2f out, rallied to regain lead over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Ballinrobe 1m 1f mdn auc stks sft in May beating Modista (8-11) by 4l, 8 ran.