18:35 Leopardstown Sat 15 September 2018
Losing run mounting up and while only narrowly denied in Group 3 company at the Curragh last time, he usually finds a couple too good at this level. Down the order on jockey bookings.
Stayed on gamely to win the Lockinge earlier in the season but has been well below that level since. Yard form a feasible excuse for those efforts and may do better here after a short break. Wears first-time blinkers.
Has gone from strength to strength this season. Ran with credit in the Derby when third and probably didn't quite see out the trip. Got the better of Saxon Warrior in the Eclipse before a career best in the Juddmonte last time out. Hard to beat.
Mightily impressive winner of the Guineas but failed to justify favouritism in the Derby and could only finish runner-up to Roaring Lion in the Eclipse. Behind that rival again in the Juddmonte but yard in better form now and better expected.
Followed up a Group 2 success with an impressive win in the French Derby. Had excuses at Deauville last time when positioned too far off the pace and not without a chance here with more progress entirely possible.
Impressive winner of a Curragh Group 1 as a juvenile. Disappointed when favourite on only start this season in Group 3 company and he would need to come on from that markedly to have any say here.
Impressive when winning the Belmont Oaks (Grade 1) and was very strong in the finish that day. Didn't settle as well at Arlington in her follow up bid. First-time hood could help and may be capable of running in to a place if the rain stays away.
Last Year's Winner
|10||Decorated Knight||5||9-7||25/1||Full Result|
|T: R CharltonJ: Andrea Atzeni|
Roaring Lion (8/11), Saxon Warrior (5/2), Study Of Man (8/1), Rhododendron (14/1), Addeybb (16/1), Verbal Dexterity (25/1), Deauville (40/1), Athena (40/1)
- Roaring Lion
- Study Of Man
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