Gary Halpin rode his first winner for the in-form John Oxx when partnering RAYNA at Leopardstown last week. The fillies' subsequent penalty takes her onto a huge weight but her young rider's claim reduces the burden and she can complete a hat-trick. Botanical Lady is a progressive filly who has improved with each start but she's taking a big leap in distance here after finishing runner-up over a mile at Bellewstown though she was staying on strongly at the finish. Gold Focus makes her handicap debut and doesn't look to have done enough to gain her first success though Jim Bolger has won numerous races with her type in the past. Celtic Artisan is also having his first run out of maiden company and though runner-up at Tramore last time he was beaten 12l and the winner has been well beaten subsequently.
Rayna (IRE) 5-2fav (8-13) Mid-division, improved into 2nd from over 4f out, ridden to lead 3f out, kept on well from 2f out, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f App hcp sft beating Madam Mo (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Celtic Artisan (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Ran 3rd, pushed along 4f out and no impression on winner over 2f out, went moderate 2nd final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 12l behind Asknotwhat (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo mdn gd in May.
Gold Focus (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 3f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 8l behind Leaf (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll mdn stks gf.
An Fear Ciuin (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, ridden 4f out, no impression 3f out, last of 9, 15l behind Wildcat Kitten (8-10) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.
Sparkee Sakhee 14-1 (9-1) Towards rear, some progress into 5th halfway, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 9th of 10, 17l behind Apache Gold (9-4) at Cork 7f hcp 47-70 gf in Jun.
Hatch Hall 16-1 (8-6) Settled towards rear of mid-division, 10th over 2f out and soon ridden, short of room 1f out and kept on again closing stages, 6th of 14, 6l behind Pacelli Road (9-13) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gf.
Bold Henmie (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) Soon pushed along, prominent, 6th and pushed along over 3f out, 10th 1f out, no extra, last of 13, 12l behind Moonmeister (8-10) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gd.
Botanical Lady (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Soon mid-division, 8th over 3f out, progress travelling smoothly 2f out, 6th 1f out, got a little unbalanced on road crossing under 150yds out, stayed on without getting to winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Moonmeister (8-10) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gd.
Ballinlammy Gem (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along and no impression in 9th 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 21l behind Rayna (9-0) at Tramore 1m 4f fll mdn stks gd in May.
Temkin 4-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, soon remote 5th, ridden to go moderate 4th 1f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Derulo (9-10) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-75 gf in Jun.
Hallo Rosie (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Prominent and led after 2f, joined before halfway, led again approaching straight, ridden and headed 2f out, soon no chance with easy winner, weakened, 6th of 8, 8l behind Abby Cadabby (9-7) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 in May.
Uncharted Waters (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Soon mid-division, 10th before halfway, no impression from before straight, moderate 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 17l behind Lilly The Lioness (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Jun.