Whip Rule has a 6lb penalty for his win at the Curragh back in March which makes his task that much tougher and EAST MEETS WEST is preferred. He was unfancied in the Acomb Stakes at York last time and ran accordingly but went close in a Listed race at Tipperary before that and can get off the mark here. Pitlochry is unpenalised for his win in an auction maiden at Naas and ran even better when second at the same track last time but the remaining trio look to have plenty to find if they're to have a say in proceedings.
Whip Rule (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Tracked leader on outer, 2nd halfway, led early straight, soon driven along and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner final furlong, 2nd of 3, 4l behind Tenth Star (9-1) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in Jun.
Canaille (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, headed 100 yards out and no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Astrology (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
East Meets West (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 22l behind Entifaadha (9-0) at York 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Pitlochry (IRE) 9-4 (9-4) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along before halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on into 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind French Emperor (9-4) at Naas 6f 2yo aut gf in Aug.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, weakened to rear over 1f out, last of 5, 19l behind Apollo (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn in Jul.
Van Rooney (USA) 9-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th entering straight, ridden along and went 3rd over 1f out, kept on final furlong without reaching principals, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Wrote (9-2) at Cork 1m 2yo mdn aut gf in Aug.