Three-year-olds don't have a great record in this but URSA MAJOR, a son of Galileo, can buck the trend. He could hardly have been more impressive when making his handicap debut over the C&D last time and with further progress virtually guaranteed can continue his winning ways. The hurdler Beau Michael has done exceptionally well since reverting to the Flat and the ground was very heavy when he scored at Navan a couple of weeks ago so further rain would enhance his prospects while Harrison's Cave ran a superb race behind Camborne in the Duke Of Edinburgh at Royal Ascot and won't go down without a fight. Long Journey Home looks a real threat as he was having his first start for a year behind Strandfield Lady at Leopardstown a fortnight ago when Toraidhe was just in front and that should have put him spot-on for this.
Harrison's Cave 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, ridden and effort to challenge 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 3l behind Camborne (9-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Prince Chaparral (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden approaching straight, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace under pressure, 5th of 10, 6l behind Pivot Bridge (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp hvy.
Glamorous (GER) 6-1 (8-13) Mid-division on outer, ridden and dropped to rear over 2f out, 8th of 9, 23l behind Balrath Hope (8-7) at Down Royal 1m 2f fll hcp sft.
Ursa Major (IRE) 2-1fav (9-12) Settled in towards rear, travelled up going well to challenge from under 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 sft beating Cropley (8-10) by 7l, 8 ran.
Beau Michael 9-2 (10-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on to lead just inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Navan 1m 5f app hcp 50-85 sft beating Apache Drums (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Long Journey Home (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Took keen hold early and settled in mid-division, 7th 3f out, ridden on outer entering straight, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Strandfield Lady (8-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft.
Toraidhe (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Strandfield Lady (8-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft.
Buy Back Bob (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, 5th on inner halfway, 4th 3f out, ridden and no impression in 5th 1f out, no extra, 5th of 9, 9l behind Alhellal (8-8) at Down Royal 1m 5f hcp sft.
Captainofthefleet (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on outer, ridden and weakened from 3f out, 9th of 11, 13l behind Strandfield Lady (8-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft.
Dibella (IRE) 25-1 (7-11) Held up towards rear, headway in 10th 3f out, ridden into close 4th on inner 2f out, disputed 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Hidden Universe (8-13) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Nov.
Teach Nua (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and dropped to 8th approaching straight, no extra and weakened, last of 10, 20l behind Pivot Bridge (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp hvy.
Baron De'l (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, ridden into moderate 7th under 2f out, stayed on well into 2nd well inside final furlong without troubling winner, 2nd of 26, 3 1/2l behind Minsk (11-4) at Curragh 1m 4f gnt amt hcp 0-85 sft in Sep.
Authinger (IRE) (9-2) 5th of 8, 12l behind Military Bowl (9-2) at Vichy(FR) 1m 2f stk hvy in Jul.