Princess Zoe sensationally landed the Group One Prix du Cadran at Longchamp last Saturday and going back through her form may provide the key to tomorrow's Irish Cesarewitch (3.40) at the Curragh.
Walking On Glass is the only horse to hold a victory over Tony Mullins' magnificent mare on Irish soil after their meeting in a Navan handicap in June and Pádraig Roche's first reserve is a live outsider.
There is potential for significant improvement off a rating of 78 if Leigh Roche's mount makes the cut and the form of his recent second in the Ulster Cesarewitch could hardly have worked out better with the winner, Noel Meade's Jerandme, subsequently sluicing up over fences.
Another with strong form tying in with Princess Zoe is Charles Byrnes' Run For Mary and the six-year-old mare has been kept fresh since chasing her home in the GPT at the Galway Festival. With 7lb claimer Sam Ewing firing in three winners in the past 10 days, she is the one to watch in the absence of Walking On Glass.
Meanwhile, a challenging week for Aidan O'Brien took yet another bizarre twist yesterday when his Fillies' Mile duo of Mother Earth and Snowfall, which was officially handed third place, carried the wrong saddle cloths with the wrong jockey also aboard.
The Newmarket Group One faces a significant revision after it emerged that Snowfall, a 50/1 chance which was was supposed to carry the No 9 and be partnered by James Doyle, wore the No 5 cloth and was ridden by William Buick.
She finished eighth of 10 and not third, as had been officially announced post-race whereas Mother Earth, an 18/1 shot, was the one which finished third behind Joseph O'Brien's winner Pretty Gorgeous in the No 9 cloth under James Doyle.