Pencil Hill is on the same mark as when successful here in February and would have needed his recent run at the Curragh so must be considered along with the well handicapped Rigid Rock, just 1lb higher than his last success here in November. Almadaa has a huge weight and prefers another furlong as does Knock Stars, who has never won at the minimum. ALL ABLAZE completed a long-range hat-trick, scoring at Bellewstown in August then here in September and on his reappearance in March. Back on this surface over his best trip he's taken to go in again. My Good Brother won off a 5lb lower mark here in November and ran well enough at Bellewstown last time to be considered.
Almadaa 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on inner and 6th approaching straight, 3rd briefly 2f out, soon pushed along and no impression in 5th final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Rain God (9-7) at Leopardstown 7f App hcp gf.
Queen Grace (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway and soon ridden along, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 10l behind Abstraction (8-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf in Jun.
Pencil Hill (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) A bit awkward out of stalls, towards rear on stand's side, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 8th of 13, 6l behind Yulong Baoju (9-10) at Curragh 5f hcp 60-90 gd in Jun.
Knock Stars (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Dwelt a bit, progress to challenge on stand's side 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Yulong Baoju (9-10) at Curragh 5f hcp 60-90 gd in Jun.
All Ablaze 4-1 (9-10) Led, ridden and headed soon after halfway, dropped to 4th well over 1f out and no extra, 4th of 5, 8l behind Tylery Wonder (9-1) at Bellewstown 5f 3yo hcp gf.
Kateeva (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 6l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-7) at Navan 6f hcp in Jun.
Rigid Rock (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Prominent on stand's side, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 6l behind Yulong Baoju (9-10) at Curragh 5f hcp 60-90 gd in Jun.
My Good Brother (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders and 6th on outer halfway, soon ridden and 4th from 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Patrickswell (9-7) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gf.