Forebear had shown a bit of promise before being beaten narrowly by Johnny Lawman at Tipperary. That wasn't much of a race but this doesn't appear much better. FULL STEAM AHEAD reappeared after a long absence to run well behind Kernoff at Tipperary. He showed good pace before tiring in the closing stages and, with that under his belt, can go one better. Belts And Braces was trapped on the inside in a five-runner race and never saw daylight at Down Royal. She would have finished very much closer to the winner with a clear run and looks the main threat. The remainder look to be playing for a minor place at best.
Fire Games 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon mid-division, ridden and no extra entering straight, 13th of 14, 18l behind American Hope (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Forebear (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Prominent, ridden in 2nd 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, edged left close home, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Johnny Lawman (9-5) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Full Steam Ahead (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led, joined over 1f out, soon headed and no impression, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Kernoff (9-5) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gf in Apr.
St James Gate (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders in 4th throughout, never a factor, niggled along before halfway and no threat in straight, kept on one pace, last of 4, 10l behind Illinois (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jul '13.
Udogo 20-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and in rear, went moderate 7th and ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 12, 9l behind Najm Suhail (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in May '13.
Well Done Dolly (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride and in rear early, progress into 5th halfway, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 17l behind Ebadani (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Acroleina (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in touch halfway, no extra inside final furlong, last of 5, 10l behind Johnny Lawman (9-5) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Belts And Braces (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, travelling well on rail and short of room over 1f out, eased final 150 yards, 4th of 5, 5l behind Texas Rock (9-5) at Down Royal 7f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Loveisforever (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Reared slightly leaving stalls, towards rear and no extra from 3f out, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Hazaraba (9-0) at Naas 7f fll mdn stks in Jun.
Russian Maria Star (USA) (8-13) 8th of 9, 11l behind Elegant Shadow (8-13) at Dusseldorf(GER) 1m 2f 3yo stk gd in May.