David Wachman won this last year and Fit For The Job looks certain to win soon after staying on over 6f on both starts. However, the concession of the fillies' allowance to BLEU CIEL ET ROUGE may prove beyond him. Dermot Weld's daughter of Manduro made a very encouraging debut when touched off right on the line by the experienced Ice Echo over Bellewstown's stiff mile and this shorter trip should play more to her strengths. Aidan O'Brien runs Before Long, a daughter of Duke Of Marmalade out of an unraced mare. She should make her mark over middle distances but is still respected and this trio should have the call.
Brokopondo (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden over 2f out and no extra over 1f out, weakened, 9th of 10, 22l behind Belle Et Bete (8-9) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Ernest Shackleton (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly away, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression early straight, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Hall Of Fame (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Fit For The Job (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Edged right from stalls, chased leaders in 6th, progress into 2nd 1f out, soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Bobbi Grace (8-11) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Idle Talker (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Special Pearl.
Jacobs Well (IRE) Strategic Prince gelding out of Typecast.
Lord Carleton (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, ran on final furlong to go 3rd, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Primo Uomo (9-5) at Down Royal 5f 2yo mdn aut gd in May.
Nickscreamcracker (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, never a factor, ridden and no impression 2f out, 8th of 10, 17l behind Belle Et Bete (8-9) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Scobias 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and in rear early, ridden in 7th 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 10, 17l behind Ainippe (9-0) at Naas 5f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Success Days (IRE) Jeremy colt out of Malaica.
Alp D'huez (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened from over 2f out, 8th of 9, 24l behind Jack Naylor (8-8) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Before Long (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade filly out of Roselita.
Bleu Ciel Et Rouge (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd approaching halfway, 2nd 2f out, challenged 1 1/2f out, on terms and stayed on well inside final furlong, just denied on line, 2nd of 9, ns behind Ice Echo (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 2yo mdn aut gd in Jul.
Busy Bush (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Disputed lead, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, soon weakened quickly, last of 16, 15l behind Words (9-2) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.
Evatecs Dream (IRE) Windsor Knot filly out of Sinora Wood.
Primo Dynamo (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and no extra 2f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind Little Rooster (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jul.