Empowering created a surprise when beating Caprella and her own stable companion After in a Naas Listed event over 6f last week and, by the way she finished, she'll be even better suited by today's trip. The runner-up, who is in foal, was caught close home with After staying on strongly and LADY WINGSHOT not far behind. The latter was having her first start since September and had anything but a clear run so she's taken to reverse the form with the trio who finished in front of her with Rock On Chiara behind and held. Whether she'll be good enough to beat Yellow Rosebud is another matter as Dermot Weld's filly, who won the Irish 1000 Guineas Trial on her reappearance, wasn't at her best in the classic at the Curragh and has had a nice break in preparation for this. It's an intriguing contest but Jim Bolger's filly is handed the vote.
Gossamer Seed (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Raced near side, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 23, 50l behind Eton Forever (9-8) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun.
Marvada (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Raced in 2nd, ridden early straight, headway under pressure over 1f out, led 100 yards from finish, stayed on well, won at Naas 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) hvy in Jul beating Caprella (8-13) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Empowering (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden and no impression 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) in Jul beating Caprella (9-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Balladiene (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1 1/2f out, challenged 1f out, disputed inside final furlong, led on line, won at Curragh 1m fll hcp 60-90 sft in Jul beating Bendzoldan (8-13) by ns, 9 ran.
New Magic (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outer 1 1/2f out, 5th 1f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, jinked left inside final 100 yards, kept on well closing stages, just held, 3rd of 9, hd behind Balladiene (8-11) at Curragh 1m fll hcp 60-90 sft in Jul.
Rock On Ciara (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 3rd 2f out, no extra from 1f out, 6th of 9, 5l behind Empowering (9-5) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) in Jul.
Yellow Rosebud (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Raced in 5th, ridden and no extra from 2f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Samitar (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in May.
After (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden 2f out and headway to go 3rd 1f out, kept on inside final furlong but no impression on winner closing stages, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Empowering (9-5) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) in Jul.
Caprella 7-1 (9-0) Led, tried to assert and 2 lengths advantage 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Empowering (9-5) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) in Jul.
Lady Wingshot (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, checked inside final furlong, kept on without troubling leaders, 5th of 9, 5l behind Empowering (9-5) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) in Jul.
Singing Bird 10-1 (8-13) Settled in 3rd, ridden to go 2nd well over 1f out, no impression on winner and kept on same pace, 2nd of 3, 3l behind Takar (9-2) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Jul.