Il Palazzo could do with a victory for the paddocks but she's only ordinary on the evidence of her two runs to date. Mischief N Mayhem is consistent enough but has had enough chances so it's PASTICHES who is handed the vote after her good run behind Daymooma at Ballinrobe and a big run from the winner in the previous race will point to her chances. Sherzam should really have won by now and this will be her 12th start and the biggest threat may be Violet Hour, who showed improved form behind better fancied rivals at Leopardstown and has more to give.
Elusive Sally (IRE) Elusive City filly out of Formaestre.
Anner Queen (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inner and 7th halfway, dropped to rear entering straight and soon no extra, eased when beaten, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Khothry (8-11) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo fll stks gd in Jun.
Brookland Breeze (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leader and 4th halfway, ridden and lost place approaching straight, weakened, 11th of 13, 46l behind Cardinal Palace (8-12) at Bellewstown 1m 4f mdn stks gf.
Il Palazzo (USA) 4-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and in rear, closer in 4th on outer and ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Apr.
Keep Straight (IRE) Kheleyf filly out of Silkie Smooth.
Mischief N Mayhem 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden early straight and went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Majestic Jasmine (9-4) at Tipperary 1m 1f 3yo stk 0-75 gf in Jun.
Pastiches 4-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, disputed entering straight, no extra in 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Daymooma (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f fll mdn stks gd in Jun.
She's Not Simple (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Sheer Elegance.
Sherzam 20-1 (8-6) Mid-division, 9th 3f out, soon ridden and no extra, 7th of 16, 4l behind Eastern Rules (9-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Violet Hour (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Scintillula (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m fll mdn stks gf in Jun.