This has been run four times and Aidan O'Brien has won them all. Snow Queen would have to be the selection on the balance of her earlier form but she's been very reluctant to start in her recent races and can't be trusted to jump off. Stablemate Hanky Panky has generally performed at a higher level and has seen the back of the useful Fiesolana three times already this season so she can go well while Elleval will be having just her third start since returning from a successful spell in Dubai. Royal Blue Star had no answer when stepped up to Group 3 company last time but had previously won at this level at Cork when Be Thankful was behind. CAPTAIN JOY has won four times on Polytrack but never on Turf. He has run some cracking races on quick ground and is taken to see off the challenge of the three-year-olds. Rock Critic finished fourth in this a year ago but looks set for a career over hurdles.
Captain Joy (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra entering straight, 11th of 18, 19l behind Brendan Brackan (9-6) at Galway 1m hcp in Jul.
Croi An Or (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Waited with towards rear, headway on inner to have a chance 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 7, 8l behind Belle de Crecy (9-8) at Curragh 1m 1f hcp gf in Jul.
Rock Critic (IRE) 15-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders on outer and 5th halfway, no extra entering straight and soon weakened, 17th of 18, 14l behind Tobann (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd.
Royal Blue Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Dwelt and always in rear, ridden along and no impression early straight, no threat from well over 1f out, last of 7, 8l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 (1) gd.
New Magic (IRE) 18-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden in rear and no impression over 2f out, last of 9, 19l behind Yellow Rosebud (9-11) at Galway 7f fll lst stks (1) hvy.
Beyond Thankful (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on outer and 5th halfway, ridden over 1f out and kept on inside final furlong, not match winner final 50 yards, 3rd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Royal Blue Star (9-4) at Cork 1m Listed stks (1) gd.
Elleval (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In rear, some headway entering straight but no extra in 5th from well over 1f out, 5th of 7, 14l behind Scintillula (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Hanky Panky (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, 7th 2f out, no impression under pressure 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 5th of 10, 3l behind Fiesolana (9-10) at Tipperary 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Snow Queen (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Very slowly away and behind, closed gap halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, eased over 1f out, 10th of 11, 32l behind Along Came Casey (9-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) gd.
Wannabe Better (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, led 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, comfortably, won at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks beating La Femme (9-0) by 8l, 14 ran.