With his stable in outstanding form, Military Bowl, a Listed winner in France on heavy ground and the winner of a maiden hurdle on fast going at Bellewstown last month, looks sure to attract attention. Justification has been a bit disappointing since scoring over this trip on soft ground at Leopardtown but conditions are back in his favour and it will be a surprise if he's not concerned in the finish. Dermot Weld couldn't have ordered better ground for UNACCOMPANIED, who loves testing going and has proved herself a classy performer on the Flat and over hurdles. A recent run on going much too fast at Leopardstown will have put her straight and the Grade 1 winning hurdler can make her first appearance at the Festival a winning one.
Justification 11-8fav (10-0) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, ridden to go 2nd briefly early straight, soon no impression and dropped to 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 13l behind Redera (8-4) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Jul.
A Twist Of Fate (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra before straight, 13th of 20, 27l behind Scienter (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat gf in Jul.
Military Bowl (USA) (8-10) won at Marseille-borely(FR) 1m 2f Listed stks (1) hvy in Nov '11, 9 ran.
Rocket Man (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Soon tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, no extra from before straight, 17th of 18, well behind Sabaidee (9-3) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp gf in Jul.
The Chief Villain 50-1 (11-9) Dwelt and towards rear, never a factor, 11th entering straight and kept on one pace, 9th of 18, 26l behind Union Dues (11-12) at Galway 1m 4f am mdn stks sft in Jul.
Two Euro Luck (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Led, headed before 2nd, 3rd halfway, 4th after 4 out, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, under pressure in 4th before straight, left 3rd entering straight, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 16l behind Tangled Web (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
Fleur De Nuit (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased clear leaders in 4th, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, no threat from 2f out and dropped to remote 5th final furlong, 5th of 7, 30l behind Pale Mimosa (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Unaccompanied (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Held up in rear and well off pace set by clear leader at halfway, went moderate 2nd over 5f out and soon ridden, no chance with easy winner in straight and dropped to 3rd early final furlong, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Royal Diamond (10-0) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.