Jim Bolger is trying to strike while the iron is hot with FIONNUAR. She picked up a penalty when completing a quick-fire hat-trick at Naas on Wednesday but the trainer again puts him 10lb claimer Killian Hennessy and she'll be hard to beat. Sacred Dragon looks the danger as she was well backed on her handicap debut here last month. She could only finish sixth but was only four lengths behind winner Roca Tumu, who won last week's Britannia Stakes at Ascot. Truly Genius and Auden both arrive off the back of recent wins while Seamie Heffernan could get a tune out of Parkers Mill but Stronger Than Me disappointed last time and it's usually worth opposing The Fox Tully.
Fionnuar (IRE) 7-4fav (9-1) Soon led and clear before halfway, still 6 lengths advantage under 2f out, reduced lead final 100 yards but kept on well, won at Naas 1m hcp 60-90 gf beating Point Piper (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Parkers Mill (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on inner, 7th halfway, ridden entering straight and no extra from 2f out, 10th of 20, 10l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-2) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gf in May.
Barack (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, moderate 3rd and no impression under pressure from over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 6l behind Dane Street (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp.
Salam Alaykum (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Waited with, soon 8th, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 7th of 10, 14l behind Trading Leather (8-13) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1) gf.
The Fox Tully (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden into moderate 6th over 1f out, kept on well without threatening, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Dane Street (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp.
Golden Shoe (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leader in 2nd, driven along and disputed briefly early straight, headed under 2f out and 5th 1f out, kept on one pace under pressure, 6th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Slipper Orchid (9-3) at Naas 7f hcp gf.
Castle Bar Sling (USA) 25-1 (8-0) Waited with, 9th early, no impression straight, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Dane Street (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp.
Stronger Than Me (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Soon mid-division, pushed along and squeezed for room 3f out, under pressure in 16th over 1f out, no impression when a bit tight for room again and kept on inside final furlong, 10th of 21, 9l behind Saratoga Baby (8-12) at Curragh 1m hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Truly Genius (IRE) 5-1fav (9-9) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, led final 150 yards, kept on, all out close home, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 47-70 gf beating Cottesloe (9-10) by hd, 16 ran.
Sacred Dragon (USA) 7-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, no extra in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Roca Tumu (9-7) at Curragh 1m 3yo hcp gf in May.
Auden (USA) 9-4fav (9-4) Made all, ridden to assert entering straight, kept on well final furlong, won at Sligo 1m 2f clm stks sft beating Gra Geal Mo Chroi (8-13) by 2l, 9 ran.