This looks likely to revolve around ANGELS GUARD THEE. She romped home at Roscommon when last seen on the track in October and, if running anywhere near that level on her return, Tommy Stack's filly will prove the one to beat. Golden Shoe went close at the Curragh last week and has a shout with a similar effort while the likes of Jazz Girl and Spirit Of Concorde have the past form to figure if back to their best. Traveller's Tales could prove best of the rest after showing a bit more at Sligo last time.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders on outer and 4th halfway, driven along 3f out and soon no extra, 9th of 10, 16l behind Fionnuar (8-2) at Down Royal 1m 2f fll hcp gs in Jun.
Spirit of Concorde 3-1fav (10-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, close up and challenged 3f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra in 5th 1f out, eased final furlong, 5th of 8, 17l behind Modista (8-11) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn sft in Jun.
Golden Shoe (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Waited with, 8th approaching straight, 6th and challenged from 2f out, on terms and every chance under 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace close home, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Stronger Than Me (8-7) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-100 gf in Jun.
Angels Guard Thee (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd and stayed on rail, switched out wide and challenged over 2f out, soon ridden to lead, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Roscommon 1m 4f fll mdn stks hvy in Oct beating Seducing (9-2) by 14l, 11 ran.
Shukhov (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Always towards rear, never a factor and no extra in straight, last of 20, 29l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-2) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gf in May.
Lonesome Maverick (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, 15th of 18, 20l behind Gimli's Rock (9-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Jun '11.
Traveller's Tales 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on outer, 4th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2f out, 2nd and no impression winner entering straight, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Show Court (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f stks sft in Jun.
Abu Nayef (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and weakened straight, 12th of 14, 19l behind Cyclone (9-2) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp in May.