Strandfield Lady heads into this assignment in top form and connections are keen to turn her out quickly after a recent success at Ballinrobe. Enough was thought of Keeping to send her over for the Cheshire Oaks, and while that race is clearly a better one than this, she has been turned over in two subsequent starts. SARATOGA BABY won a decent handicap at the Curragh and as Peter Fahey's mare has continued to run up to her form, and with the handicapper exercising some discression with her current mark, she can take full advantage. Mamma Rosa has been raced with plenty of give underfoot and Pat Flynn's mare is tried in a visor in an attempt to win her first race since 2011.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 5-4 (9-5) Held up in 4th, pushed along 2f out, stayed on into 2nd entering straight, kept on well final furlong to challenge and led closing stages, won at Ballinrobe 1m 1f stks 0-80 beating Hes Our Music (9-11) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Waited with towards rear, 8th from halfway, ridden in pursuit of winner and no impression inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-12) at Curragh 1m fll hcp gf.
Lady Bennett (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Dwelt and held up in rear, ridden and headway into 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Khothry (9-6) at Killarney 1m 3f fll hcp gf.
Keeping (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Led and clear, ridden entering straight, headed under 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Majestic Jasmine (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks gf.
Mamma Rosa (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Waited with, 6th approaching straight, no impression under pressure in 5th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 5th of 15, 5l behind Daliyan (9-11) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Keep It Clean (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Towards rear, some headway early straight and 8th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong to go 4th, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Annakrista (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.
Brookland Breeze (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outer, ridden and no impression from 2f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Violet Hour (9-0) at Naas 1m fll mdn stks gf.