LILY'S ANGEL is right back to her best and followed up her victory in a tough handicap with an emphatic success over Devotion here a fortnight ago. She will be very difficult to beat in that kind of mood and should complete her hat-trick. Since winning a Lingfield handicap in February, Night Lily has competed exclusively at pattern race level and has rarely been disgraced so expect another big run from her while Libbys Dream, a Listed winner at Wolverhampton in March, also makes the journey from the UK and should get into the frame. Another raider, Colorful Notion, will need to find some improvement but wouldn't be making the trip unless connections believed she was up to the challenge.
Libys Dream (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inside, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to reach leaders, 6th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Sentaril (8-12) at Lingfield 1m flls lst stks (1) pol.
Cnocan Diva (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Raced in 2nd, ridden from over 2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 9, 39l behind Madeira Girl (8-0) at Curragh 1m App hcp hvy in Oct.
Core Element (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Raced in 2nd, ridden straight, 4th over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Lady Wingshot (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f Listed stks (1) sft.
New Magic (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 4th 3f out, ridden under 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Lily's Angel (9-4) at Dundalk 1m fll stk pol in Oct.
Night Lily (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 9l behind Sentaril (8-12) at Lingfield 1m flls lst stks (1) pol.
No Trimmings (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 14, 10l behind Russian Soul (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol in Aug.
Aaraas 11-2 (9-0) Disputed early, soon chased leader in 2nd, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Lily's Angel (9-4) at Dundalk 1m fll stk pol in Oct.
Alsium (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, challenged under pressure and on terms approaching final furlong, gained narrow lead and kept on best inside final furlong, won at Curragh 6f mdn stks sft in Jun beating Cape Of Approval (9-5) by nk, 15 ran.
Colorful Notion (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Dwelt, tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 9, hd behind Whimsical (9-4) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Devotion (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 6th, lost place entering straight, behind when eased over 1f out, last of 10, 16l behind Lady Wingshot (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f Listed stks (1) sft.
Lily's Angel (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway in 3rd 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed out to assert inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Dundalk 1m fll stk pol in Oct beating Devotion (9-0) by 3l, 8 ran.
Precious Stone (IRE) 13-2 (8-2) Ducked left early and almost unseated rider, towards rear, headway on outer straight, challenged in 3rd 1f out, ridden to lead and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m App hcp sft in Oct beating Bendzoldan (8-4) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.
Rigoletta (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, closer in 4th 2f out, 3rd and kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 3rd of 10 Valbucca (8-8) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp hvy in Oct.
Romantic Stroll (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Always prominent, led halfway, strongly pressed and headed over 1f out, rallied under pressure to lead final 100 yards, kept on best, won at Leopardstown 1m fll mdn stks sft in Jun beating Circle (9-0) by nk, 10 ran.