Jim Bolger has won three of the last seven though all with three-year-olds and the year older Tobann doesn't look quite good enough despite his victory at Fairyhouse when Wannabe Better was beaten a couple of lengths. The latter had Big Break behind when scoring at Leopardstown in June but it's Tested who looks to be Dermot Weld's main hope despite her defeat in a tactical race at Galway where she found Dalkova too speedy. Witches Brew couldn't get to Brendan Bracken at Cork so it's PURR ALONG who looks the one to be on. Johnny Murtagh's filly beat Fiesolina over a mile at the Curragh in May when Big Break, Tobann and Wannabe Better were all well behind and she's run very well at a higher level in her two subsequent races.
Purr Along 9-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway on outside 5f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden disputing 2nd over 1f out until weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Integral (9-7) at Newmarket 1m flls Grp 1 (1) sft in Jul.
Tobann (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Dalkova (9-7) at Galway 7f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Wannabe Better (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Towards rear, 6th halfway, pushed along 2f out and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 7, 7l behind Mango Diva (9-9) at Curragh 1m 1f Grp 2 flls (1) gf in Jul.
Big Break 5-2 (9-6) Raced mainly in 4th, improved into 2nd over 2f out and soon ridden, dropped to 3rd over 1f out and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Wannabe Better (9-6) at Leopardstown 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Slipper Orchid (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden in 8th over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to go 4th close home, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Dalkova (9-7) at Galway 7f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Booker 10-1 (9-0) Settled 4th early, 5th halfway, pushed along under 3f out, 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 2l behind Afternoon Sunlight (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) in May.
Harry's Princess (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Uneasy in stalls, tracked leaders, a little short of room briefly after 2f and switched left, dropped to 8th 3f out, soon pushed along, last 2f out, soon eased, 9th of 10, 16l behind Sparkle Factor (8-1) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.
Some Spirit (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Restless before start, made all, travelling well entering straight, ridden to assert 1 1/2f out, clear final furlong, easily, won at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks gf in Jul beating Rightway (9-5) by 6l, 6 ran.
Tested 8-11fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 2nd entering straight, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Dalkova (9-7) at Galway 7f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Witches Brew (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up last, 4th halfway, ridden over 2f out and progress into 2nd, kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Brendan Brackan (9-9) at Cork 1m Listed stks (1).