BIBLE BELT was so impressive when landing a Listed event over this trip at Gowran that it will take a big performance to prevent her completing a hat-trick. Aoife Alainn has a Group 1 penalty for her victory in Italy so it could be Contredanse who proves best of the older brigade. Aidan O'Brien has three entries with Gemstone possibly the best of them though a bigger threat may emerge in the shape of Roger Charlton's Primevere, who is improving rapidly and landed a Salisbury Listed contest earlier this month. Haziyna has been caught in the closing stages over longer trips on her last two starts so this should prove ideal and she can reach a place at least.
Aoife Alainn (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Banimpire (9-1) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 2 gd.
Blaze Brightly (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, no extra from over 1f out, weakening when short of room inside final furlong, eased when beaten, 10th of 11, 9l behind Alanza (8-12) at Cork 1m Listed stks gf in Jul.
Contredanse (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Held up in touch, challenged over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon edged right, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Sajjhaa (9-4) at York 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gs in Jul.
Duchess Of Foxland (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 12l behind Wild Wind (8-12) at Killarney 1m Listed stks (1) gd.
Field Day (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, challenged 3f out, led briefly over 2f out, driven and no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 6l behind Midday (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 2f Group 1 fll stks (3yo+) (1) gf in Jul.
Good Time Sue (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Reluctant to go to start, tracked leaders, struggling over 1f out, soon chased winner under pressure but no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Bay Knight (9-6) at Tipperary 7f stks gd.
Obama Rule (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear for most, never a factor, 13th of 16, 7l behind Rock Critic (8-13) at Galway 7f hcp gd in Jul.
Bible Belt (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Rear of mid-division, 8th entering straight, quickened well on outer to lead 1 1/2f out, soon clear, stayed on strongly, eased close home, impressive, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) gf beating Hurricane Havoc (8-12) by 5l, 12 ran.
Gemstone (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, headway to dispute lead from halfway, ridden and headed when slightly checked under 2f out, soon no extra, last of 6, 12l behind Banimpire (9-1) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 2 gd.
Handassa 20-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression in 10th 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 6l behind Misty For Me (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo fll stks G1 (1) gd in May.
Haziyna (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway into 4th early straight, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on under pressure, headed and not match winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Pink Symphony (9-9) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks gf in Jul.
Look At Me (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 12th of 13, 13l behind Alanza (9-1) at Tipperary 7f fll lst stks (1) gd.
Marvada (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on outer, moderate 6th halfway, ridden and some headway from 2f out, kept on inside final furlong without troubling leaders, 4th of 11, 4l behind Wild Wind (8-12) at Killarney 1m Listed stks (1) gd.
One Spirit (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, short of room in 5th when veered left 1f out, soon eased, 10th of 12, 16l behind Bible Belt (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Primevere (IRE) 13-2 (8-5) Tracked leading pair on inside, ridden to challenge entering final 2f, driven to lead 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, won at Salisbury 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf beating Opera Gal (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Wild Wind (GER) 5-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, driven along and closer approaching final furlong, edged left and led under pressure 100 yards out, kept on well, won at Killarney 1m Listed stks (1) gd beating Barack (9-10) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.