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Elwood said: "She didn't like the holding ground and was running on empty at the finish.
Balisteros was never travelling in the holding ground when only third at Tranwell on Easter Monday.
Factor in the hill and the holding ground and he is hard to fancy.
He has done wonderfully well under that weight on this holding ground," he said.
That Weld has a high opinion of Princess Highway, who blew her rivals away when winning by six lengths at Royal Ascot last month, has never been in doubt but a hold-up suffered by the filly early this week, plus the prospect of gluey, holding ground at the Curragh, is making him wary.
However, plenty of her rivals seemed to get stuck in the holding ground at Newmarket and it remains to be seen whether Aidan O'Brien's filly will be as effective on some of the fastest ground she has encountered, although she seemed to handle it well enough two starts ago.
Paul Henderson, trainer of Only Vintage "He needed that run at Chepstow and found it pretty tough on the holding ground.
However, his return was delayed again, albeit by only seven days, when Newbury was abandoned because of snow, The Aon Chase was switched to Kempton, where Denman was an 8-11 chance to account for Albertas Run and five others, but in holding ground on a track that was never going to play to his strengths he was a long way below his imperious best.