Odeliz is consistent and has run well twice on this course, including when a close fourth behind Mango Diva in a Group 2 last month. But she also had an entry in the Atalanta Stakes at Sandown yesterday. Afternoon Sunlight had a head to spare over Palace in the 1000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown when Waltzing Matilda wasn't far behind. She's since been touched off by Parish Hall over a slightly longer trip here and may have to give best to her stablemate CARLA BIANCA. She's beaten both Palace and Alive Alive Oh into second recently and is progressing fast enough to complete a four-timer. Pearl Of Africa may do best of the remainder.
Akira (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 5th on outer halfway, pushed along before straight, 3rd 2f out, soon 2nd and challenged, got on terms briefly inside final furlong, not match winner and kept on same pace final 50yds, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Brooch (8-12) at Killarney 1m Listed stks (1) gd.
Alive Alive Oh 9-1 (9-8) Towards rear, progress entering straight, ridden in 4th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Carla Bianca (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1).
Mizzava (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Towards rear, 8th halfway, pushed along from 3f out, 7th 2f out on outer, 5th 1f out, kept on without threatening closing stages, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Brooch (8-12) at Killarney 1m Listed stks (1) gd.
Odeliz (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along 2f out and 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3/4l behind Mango Diva (9-9) at Curragh 1m 1f Grp 2 flls (1) gf in Jul.
Pearl Of Africa (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, soon no impression on outer, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Thistle Bird (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Afternoon Sunlight (IRE) 10-3 (8-13) Led, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and challenged final furlong, headed 50 yards, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Parish Hall (9-12) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Beyond Brilliance (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, progress entering straight, ridden in 7th 2f out, 8th on outer 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to go 3rd close home, never nearer, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Carla Bianca (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1).
Carla Bianca (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, progress into 5th entering straight, 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) beating Alive Alive Oh (9-8) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Palace (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Towards rear, 6th halfway, ridden under 2f out, progress to 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Custom Cut (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 (1) sft.
Shanooan (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened and dropped to 4th final furlong, no extra, 4th of 5, 11l behind Brendan Brackan (9-9) at Cork 1m Listed stks (1).
Waltzing Matilda (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Ansgar (9-9) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.