Bubbly Bellini has won four times since the middle of June and though up again in the weights for his victory at the Curragh that was over 5f and there's no doubt he's better over this trip. Pintura didn't quite last out the mile here on Tuesday when just caught by Vastonea with Custom Cat and Bold Thady Quill not far behind. There's no real reason for a reversal of the form though the latter had to do it the hard way from a poor draw and can get closer. Bendzoldan's winning run came to an end at the Curragh where the very heavy ground wasn't in her favour. She can bounce back and go well but it's FOOTPRINT who gets the vote. He's proved himself best at this trip and looked in very good shape when beating a decent field in a conditions event at Leopardstown last month.
Custom Cut (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Vastonea (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp sft in Jul.
Pintura 7-1 (9-9) Led, headed halfway, regained led 2 1/2f out, ridden and kept on well from over 1f out, headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Vastonea (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp sft in Jul.
Northern Rocked (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Led, pushed along 4f out, strongly pressed entering straight, headed 1 1/2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 8l behind Potomac (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp hvy in Jul.
Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear early, 10th halfway, ridden into 6th 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Vastonea (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp sft in Jul.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 4th 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Curragh 5f hcp sft in Jul beating First In Command (9-4) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Vale Of Clara (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, good headway over 1f out and ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well to draw clear, won at Naas 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn in Jul beating Regal Power (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Flameoftheforest (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Towards rear, not clear run 2f out, 11th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind An Saighdiur (7-13) at Curragh 6f hcp sft in Jun.
Sean Og Coulston (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders and took keen hold, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out no extra over 1f out, weakened, 5th of 6, 14l behind Man Of Erin (8-13) at Naas 1m hcp in Jul.
Winning Impact (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Dwelt and in rear, some headway over 1f out and went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on first 2 and kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Custom Cut (9-7) at Curragh 7f hcp hvy in Jul.
Footprint (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Settled in 5th, progress into 3rd entering straight and led over 1f out, driven out and kept on well final furlong, won at Leopardstown 7f stks sft in Jul beating Daring Man (9-2) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Bendzoldan (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, narrow lead 1f out, disputed inside final furlong, 2nd on line, 2nd of 9, ns behind Balladiene (8-11) at Curragh 1m fll hcp 60-90 sft in Jul.
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Led, strongly pressed from over 1f out, headed under pressure 100 yards out, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Stones Peak (8-9) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 hvy in Jul.
Lake George (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, weakened, virtually pulled up inside final furlong, completely tailed off, last of 15, well behind Golden Shoe (9-4) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 sft in Jul.