Half of the last ten renewals have been won by three-year-olds and four from UK-based runners. David O'Meara brought Penitent here for a Group 3 won by Duntle last month but the six-year-old was nowhere near his best and can do much better as he showed when landing a Group 2 at Sandown in April when Famous Name was a long way behind. The heavy ground was against Dermot Weld's charge that day and he's proved in subsequent runs that this track and trip plus quicker ground is what he requires so it will be a surprise if he's not involved in the finish. Declaration Of War is a very interesting entry having won both starts on all-weather surfaces in France last year. He hasn't been seen since December but entries in Group 1's in the autumn suggest he's expected to go well. LADY WINGSHOT is progressing at a rate of knots and has twice beaten the useful Yellow Rosebud recently. She's stepping up in trip here but should have no problems and should be good enough.
Famous Name Evens (9-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, challenged 3f out, led over 2f out, pushed out and kept on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) in Aug beating Born To Sea (9-1) by 7l, 4 ran.
Penitent 3-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 8l behind Duntle (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Banna Boirche (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, 7th of 8, 13l behind Duntle (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
One Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, driven out and kept on well final furlong, won at Naas 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Jun beating Gordon Lord Byron (9-9) by 1l, 10 ran.
Declaration Of War (USA) 4-5fav (8-12) won at Deauville Midi(FR) 7f 2yo stks in Dec, 13 ran.
Esentepe (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Raced in main group, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened, 13th of 17, 19l behind Duntle (9-2) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gd in Jun.
Lady Wingshot (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, headway in 3rd 2f out, challenged 1 1/2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Tipperary 7f flls Group 3 stks (3) hvy in Aug beating Yellow Rosebud (9-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Piri Wango (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Led, disputed 3f out, headed 2f out, soon ridden, kept on again inside final furlong to challenge and led last 50 yards, won at Leopardstown 7f hcp gs in Aug beating Flic Flac (8-12) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Aloof (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, moderate 4th into straight, challenged under pressure in 2nd over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Up (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft in Aug.