Banksters Bonus was obviously not right at the Curragh last time and is better judged on his earlier narrow defeat by Adilapour at Gowran. Haziyna is steppping out of handicap company but the way she carried a big weight to victory at Navan suggests she won't be daunted by the step-up in grade. John Oxx also has another worthy contender in Manieree, who beat Wonder Of Wonders here last season and has run well in softer conditions this year. Hurricane Havoc didn't appear to enjoy stepping up to 1m4f at the Curragh and though Luxurious will be better for her reappearance at Naas she looks to be lacking a bit of pace. Dermot Weld has a strong hand with Triple Eight, whose form is as good as anything in the race but who has never raced beyond 7f, and NOTABLE GRADUATE, who has been brought along very slowly but has the potential to go on to much better things and will need to win this to justify an entry in the Irish Derby.
Banksters Bonus (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Alexander Pope (9-1) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in May.
Notable Graduate (IRE) 1-6fav (9-0) Made all, pressed from under 2f out, asserted and stayed on well final furlong, won at Gowran Park 1m 4f 3yo stk gd in May beating Last Crusade (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 3 ran.
Triple Eight (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Settled towards rear, went 4th halfway, no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 5l behind Sing Softly (8-12) at Curragh 7f 3yo lst stk (1) sft in Apr.
Haziyna (IRE) 3-1 (8-3) Held up towards rear, good headway in 3rd 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, easily, won at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp 60-90 gf in May beating Night Glimmer (9-6) by 6l, 8 ran.
Hurricane Havoc (IRE) 11-8fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway into 3rd 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Clare Glen (8-8) at Curragh 1m 4f flls hcp 60-95 gf.
Laughing (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Soon chased leaders in 3rd, closed 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Navan 1m fll mdn stks gf in May beating One Spirit (9-0) by nk, 18 ran.
Luxurious (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Led after 2f, joined approaching straight, headed 2f out, 3rd and no impression under pressure 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Banimpire (8-12) at Naas 1m 2f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in May.
Manieree (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased clear leader in 2nd, closer 3f out, led briefly 2f out, soon ridden and headed over 1f out, 4th and no impression when checked inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Siren's Song (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo lst fll gs in Apr.
Obligada (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, no impression from 3f out, 7th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Banimpire (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) gf in May.