Belle De Crecy made a fair debut for Richard Hannon at Windsor last May and didn't reappear until earlier this month when in the care of Johnny Murtagh. She did enough to suggest that there are races to be won with her but the concession of 10lb to the year younger SCINTILLULA looks beyond her. It's a surprise that Jim Bolger's filly hasn't won by now as she finished runner-up to Sky Lantern in the Moyglare on just her second appearance. She didn't impress on her reappearance here in April but may have needed the run, her first since October. It's difficult to imagine any of those with previous experience going close but Cristal Groove wouldn't have remained with John Oxx unless thought capable of winning races and is one to note in the betting.
Belle de Crecy (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 3rd 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on into 2nd inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Rocktique (9-0) at Navan 1m fll mdn stks gf.
Cristal Groove (IRE) Marju filly out of Mango Groove.
Balmont Belle (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden 2f out and 6th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, just failed to snatch 4th on line, 5th of 12, 4l behind Ramsa (9-0) at Naas 7f 3yo fll stks gf.
Half Moon (IRE) 5-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, niggled along from before halfway, under pressure in 5th into straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 9l behind Silky (9-0) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn gf in May.
Howaya Hurricane (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, no impression in 5th from 2f out, moderate 4th and kept on same pace 1f out, 4th of 14, 5l behind Bronte (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll mdn stks gd.
Hurrem Sultan (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 15, 10l behind Rocktique (9-0) at Navan 1m fll mdn stks gf.
La Femme (IRE) Cape Cross filly out of Nick's Nikita.
Scintillula (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Ponied to start, raced last of the 5 for much, pushed along 3f out, soon struggling, went 4th and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 2 3/4l behind Kerisa (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn sft in Apr.
Shes No Joke (IRE) Soviet Star filly out of Charlotti Carlotti.
Violet Hour (USA) 11-2 (9-0) Mid-division on outer, 7th halfway, pushed along and no impression under 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 6l behind Ramsa (9-0) at Naas 7f 3yo fll stks gf.