Emulous' defeat of Lolly For Dolly at the Curragh last month received a huge boost when the runner-up landed the Group 2 Windsor Forest Stakes on her next start at Royal Ascot. Dermot Weld's filly is certainly one for the short-list here, despite her penalty. Ralph Beckett has his string in good order and April's Kempton winner Agony And Ecstasy hasn't crossed the Irish Sea for the good of her health. But it's another English raider, SHARNBERRY, which can carry off the spoils. She finished fifth in the French 1000 Guineas after chasing home Rimth on her reappearance in the Fred Darling at Newbury and a reproduction of either of those runs here would probably suffice. Rose Bonheur bounced back to form when beating Blaze Brightly at Naas, but has something to find with both Claiomh Solais and History Note on their run together in the Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh, while Leopardstown second Peahen has more to do here.
Emulous 11-4 (9-3) Mid-division, 5th halfway, headway in 3rd 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, led last 150 yards, kept on well, won at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) gf in May beating Lolly For Dolly (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Agony And Ecstasy 14-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden 3 lengths clear over 1f out, tired inside final furlong, just held on, won at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr beating Night Lily (8-12) by hd, 10 ran.
Blaze Brightly (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Led, strongly pressed and joined 2f out, headed 1f out and soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Rose Bonheur (8-10) at Naas 7f Listed stks (1) gf.
Dawn Eclipse (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 12th of 18, 12l behind Future Generation (9-4) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gd.
Claiomh Solais (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden early straight and dropped to 3rd, soon no impression under pressure, moderate 4th from 1f out, 4th of 7, 11l behind Misty For Me (8-12) at Curragh 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gs.
Future Generation (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Always prominent, led before halfway, headed over 2f out, rallied under pressure inside final furlong to lead final 100 yards, won at Curragh 7f fll hcp gd beating Simla Sunset (8-9) by hd, 18 ran.
History Note (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Misty For Me (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo fll stks G1 (1) gd in May.
Peahen 14-1 (8-12) Slowly away and in rear, some headway on outer early straight, driven along in 9th over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 11, hd behind Radharcnafarraige (9-1) at Leopardstown 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Rose Bonheur 9-2fav (8-10) Always prominent, took keen hold, 2nd halfway, disputed from 2f out, led 1f out and soon asserted, kept on well, won at Naas 7f Listed stks (1) gf beating Blaze Brightly (9-6) by 2l, 12 ran.
Sharnberry 16-1 (8-13) 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Golden Lilac (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in May.