WHITEY O' GWAUN made a highly encouraging debut behind the classy War Command at Leopardstown and, as a son of Dalakhani, will appreciate this extra furlong. He'll take some beating with further progress likely though Aidan O'Brien has a couple of interesting newcomers entered. Carlo Bugatti, the choice of Joseph, is by Montjeu out of a 7f winner while Buonarroti is by Galileo out of a Group 2 winning sprinter. Bogardus has done well enough and is bred for this trip so could prove best of the remainder unless the 100,000gns yearling Taqarrob is ready for his debut.
Bogardus (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Orchestra (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Buonarroti (IRE) Galileo colt out of Beauty Is Truth.
Carlo Bugatti (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Marquesa.
Keep On Walking (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar gelding out of Matikanehamatidori.
Shan Dun Na Ngall (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt a bit and waited with towards rear, improved to chase leaders but no impression from over 2f out, went moderate 3rd and kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Iniesta (9-5) at Galway 1m 2yo mdn sft in Aug.
Taqarrob (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Lucky Date.
Verawal (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, 11l behind Orchestra (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Whitey O' Gwaun (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway on outer to challenge early straight, ridden and kept on under pressure, no impression final 150 yards and dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind War Command (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jun.
All Is Not Lost (IRE) Diamond Green filly out of Zawariq.
Erwhons Gift (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 7th before straight where wide, no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 14, 11l behind All Set To Go (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn gd.
Shiftin Bobbins 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Billboard (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut gd in Aug.