Aidan O'Brien won this last year with Amazing Beauty, who never won again. He'll be hoping history doesn't repeat itself with the superbly-bred BETTERBETTERBETTER, a daughter of Galileo and closely related to numerous winners including Irish 1000 Guineas winner Yesterday. Entered in all the early classics, she was outpaced by Princess Highway after attempting to make all at Leopardstown but the pair looked decidedly useful and much more is expected. O'Brien also runs Demurely, another daughter of Galileo and equally as well connected as she's a half-sister to Irish Oaks winner Moonstone and is another with classic entries. Jim Bolger's Miss Ekaterina cost 150,000 euros as a foal and the daughter of Teofilio will know her job while Sinetta will have come on for her debut effort at Navan in October.
Betterbetterbetter (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed 2f out, kept on same pace without threatening winner final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Princess Highway (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn fll stks gd in Mar.
Dancingwithangels (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, no threat after halfway, 11th of 12, 18l behind Was (8-11) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll mdn gd in Aug.
Demurely (IRE) Galileo filly out of Solo De Lune.
Diyala (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 7l behind Hot Bed (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Emma Pavlova (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, ridden 3f out, weakened straight, tailed off, last of 8, 35l behind Atticus Finch (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn clm stks pol in Feb.
Lady Geronimo (IRE) 9-2 (8-5) Close up and disputed lead early, moderate 2nd from halfway, 3rd before straight, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 7, 13l behind Secretary Of State (9-4) at Listowel 1m 2yo hcp in Sep.
Midsomer Mist (IRE) Lawman filly out of Actoris.
Miss Ekaterina (IRE) Teofilo filly out of Najmati.
Right Reason (IRE) Manduro filly out of Right Key.
Sinetta (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 12l behind Kissed (9-1) at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn sft in Oct.