MOUTEAB has been staying on at the finish in all three starts to date over this trip and could probably do with another furlong though this looks his best opportunity so far and he can get that elusive first success. Both he and third-placed Mordanmijobsworth were a long way in front of Magician at Leopardstown earlier this month but the latter was making his debut and looked very green so is likely to get much closer. The well-bred Breccbennach hasn't shown much to date but is the type to improve with age and shouldn't be dismissed.
Breccbennach 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 7l behind Designs On Rome (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn in Aug.
Doc Holliday (IRE) Lawman colt out of Miss Amadeus.
Excellent Addition (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 7l behind High Octane (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn aut gs.
In Salutem 25-1 (9-5) Slowly away and rear, ridden into moderate 7th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on, 5th of 13, 7l behind Very Elusive (9-2) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol.
Irish Bulletin (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Geal Mo Chroi.
Jasgo Star (IRE) Heliostatic colt out of Stargem.
Magician (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, driven along in 11th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 16, 13l behind Mooqtar (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gd.
Mordanmijobsworth (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Mooqtar (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gd.
Mouteab (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Always prominent, tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge over 1f out where headed by winner, no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace under pressure, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Mooqtar (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gd.
Noor Al Balad (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 7th entering straight, no extra from over 1f out, 12th of 16, 15l behind Mooqtar (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gd.
Rockabilly Riot (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 4l behind Very Elusive (9-2) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol.