Knights Templar defied a 9lb rise for his victory over Truly Genius at Gowran when beating the same horse over this course and distance last month but now has another 10lb to contend with. GREAT SOPRANO is progressing nicely and found 7f just too short when runner-up to Toccata Blue at Down Royal with Captain Cullen back in fourth. Tom Taaffe's charge can race from the same mark here and Luke Dempsey's claim can enable him to go one better. Danzerini is running well on the fast ground and wasn't beaten far in a strong Naas handicap last time while Little Arrows invariably runs well on this track as he did when staying on behind Rain God over 7f last week.
Danzerini (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Chased clear leader and 4th halfway, driven along early straight and no impression in 3rd under 2f out, kept on under pressure to close final 100 yards, not trouble winner, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Fionnuar (9-1) at Naas 1m hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Captain Cullen (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Very slowly away and towards rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, last of 16, 27l behind Eastern Rules (9-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Great Soprano (USA) 7-2fav (9-10) Settled in mid-division, 7th halfway, headway to go 3rd 1f out and kept on well inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Toccata Blue (9-1) at Down Royal 7f stks gd in Jun.
Knights Templar (IRE) 7-2fav (9-10) Broke well and settled back towards rear, good headway on outer early straight to challenge 1f out, ridden to lead 150 yards out and kept on under pressure, won at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf in Jun beating Truly Genius (9-6) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Hurler And Farmer (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, raced stand side from over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on and went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Prophesy (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Red Laser (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders and 5th halfway, pushed along and dropped to 6th early straight, no extra from 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Rain God (9-7) at Leopardstown 7f App hcp gf.
Fairylike (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Mid-division, moderate 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 7l behind Benbecula (10-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp sft in Jun.
Xsquared (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) Settled behind leaders, 5th 3f out, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind He's Got Rhythm (8-12) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 60-90 gf.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, last of 11, 33l behind Star Links (9-3) at Limerick 1m hcp 50-80 hvy in Apr.
Little Arrows (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Dwelt and in rear, some headway early straight and 5th over 1f out, kept on well into 2nd final 100 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Rain God (9-7) at Leopardstown 7f App hcp gf.
At Boolavogue (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear, wide straight, no impression and kept on from 2f out, 8th of 14, 8l behind Roja Dove (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m app hcp 47-65 gf.