CALIFORNIA ROSE found only one too good at Killarney last month and had Maundy Money and Mooretown Boy behind. Collateral form also gives her the beating of Vasoni and she gets the nod to go one better. Busalla has every chance off his current mark after a close-up third at Gowran last time when Dragon Khan wasn't far behind and much better is expected from Naas winner Great Ability back on his favoured testing ground. Killourney Empress has tumbled down the weights but has proved best over longer trips so far.
California Rose 16-1 (9-10) Towards rear, headway on outer straight, close up from 2f out, on terms 1f out, headed and kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind College Boy (9-12) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 hvy in May.
Maundy Money 7-1 (9-12) Soon mid-division, 10th approaching straight, ridden into 3rd and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Red Laser (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Dragon Khan (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) In rear, headway on wide outer entering straight, ridden in 9th 2f out, 6th 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Benalex Park (8-10) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Confident Cub (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Towards rear, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 16th of 21, 17l behind Saratoga Baby (8-12) at Curragh 1m hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Shalaman (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, no impression from over 4f out, 8th of 9, 44l behind Curley Bill (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Apr.
Dancingwithangels (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Dwelt and towards rear, ridden and progress entering straight, 7th 2f out, soon no extra, 6th of 16, 6l behind Pepparpot (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 sft in May.
Great Ability (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, weakened from well over 1f out, last of 21, 36l behind Saratoga Baby (8-12) at Curragh 1m hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Busalla (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th entering straight, 4th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Benalex Park (8-10) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Vasoni (IRE) 9-4 (9-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway early straight and led over 2f out, soon driven along and strongly pressed, headed 150 yards out and no extra, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind College Boy (9-10) at Cork 7f hcp 47-65 sft in May.
To The Sky (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 5l behind Denis Of Kerry (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Mooretown Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, headway to chase leaders from 2f out, no impression in 3rd and kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3l behind College Boy (9-12) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 hvy in May.
Killourney Empress (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Soon mid-division, 12th halfway, 7th over 2f out, no impression in 3rd and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Speed Dial (9-9) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 47-65 in May.