Aidan O'Brien makes another attempt to get the front-running Ice Empress off the mark though she has found little when headed on her previous starts in maidens. This isn't the toughest of races and Appletreemagic may be one of those that have her measure. Patrick Martin's mare has been in good form all year and her narrow defaet by Inishtearaght over today's C&D a month ago makes good reading. Sabrina Harty's Lac A Dancer is another in good form at present and her close third behind Desert Romance over today's C&D last month shows her in good light. Patrick Flynn has a couple of entries in Birregurra and TALKIN KATE and it's the latter, who defied an absence of 19 months with an excellent fourth behind Camira at Leopardstown under Maria Quinlan in late May, who gets the vote.
Kilmannin (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 9l behind Sixteen Forty Two (9-8) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 60-90 gf.
Initiation (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 4l behind July Days (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-75 gf in Jun.
Keen Look (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division on outer, no impression straight, last of 12, 9l behind Lord Kenmare (9-9) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 50-80 pol in Nov.
The Black Abbot (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Chased leaders early, 9th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 15, 8l behind Sixteen Forty Two (9-8) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 60-90 gf.
Lac A Dancer (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride and held up towards rear, headway on outer early straight, 10th 1f out, kept on, 6th of 23, 4l behind Luttrell Lady (8-11) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-90 gd in Jun.
Birregurra (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear early, 12th halfway, ridden into 7th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Camira (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf in May.
Ice Empress (IRE) 2-1 (8-9) Led after 1f, kicked clear halfway, reduced advantage 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Feis Ceoil (9-0) at Naas 7f 3yo fll stks gf in Jun.
Forbidden (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 6th 1f out, weakened, 11th of 17, 8l behind Camira (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf in May.
Rainforest Magic (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Soon towards rear, ridden before straight, ran on without threatening from 2f out, 6th of 10, 16l behind Encompassing (9-0) at Limerick 1m 3yo mdn in Apr.
Appletreemagic (IRE) 4-1fav (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear, closer in 6th 4f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 6th of 11, 2l behind Ladytown (8-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f fll hcp 50-80 fm in Jun.
Bluebell Rock (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, pushed along halfway, no threat in straight, 11th of 13, 14l behind Miss Eze (9-9) at Limerick 7f stks gd in Jun.
Goldarover (IRE) 9-1 (8-1) Held up, some progress under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 8l behind Bob Le Beau (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo hcp 60-100 gd in Jun.
Talkin Kate (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, late headway in 12th over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, 4th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Camira (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf in May.