16:55 Leopardstown Sat 15 September 2018
Has only found one too good in a pair of Group 3 races this time, the latter over C&D, a race he won in 2017. Each-way claims again but looks vulnerable for win purposes.
C&D Listed winner earlier in the campaign and has held his form well since without getting his head in front. Needs the rain to stay away and second string on jockey bookings here.
Won back to back races at Saint-Cloud earlier in the campaign and placed in Listed class at Deauville last time. Interesting runner on debut for new yard but needs to raise his game. Wears first-time blinkers.
Excellent second in the Irish Derby back in June and while he was disappointing at Ascot last time in the King George (too keen), this is big drop in class and he will be hard to beat here if he bring his A-game.
Hasn't won since winning his maiden at Gowran on second start and disappointed here in a Group 3 on Sunday. Has plenty to find on form.
Progressive this year and far from disgraced when runner-up to a smart one in a Group 3 at Cork last month in her bid for a four-timer. Should continue on her upward curve and has place claims (can be slow to break).
Last Year's Winner
|T: D K WeldJ: P J Smullen|
Rostropovich (1/1), Giuseppe Garibaldi (4/1), Mustajeer (5/1), Kalaxana (6/1), Master Of Reality (7/1), Stellar Mass (8/1), The King (14/1)
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