Ger O'Leary and Ben Curtis have excelled with their placing and riding of La Chassotte this season with the filly continuing to defy the handicapper for a four-timer. She is now a massive 26lbs higher than when beginning her winning run at Roscommon in May and this may just prove a run too far. Night Spark hasn't had much luck since scoring at Dundalk in April but is 10lbs higher and this looks tough. BRIGHT HORIZON looked progressive when completing a Curragh double early in the campaign but was out of his depth at Royal Ascot and when setting the pace in the Irish Derby. Back at a more realistic level he can start to pick up the thread again. Aladdin's Cave was in tremendous shape heading for Galway but a 13lbs rise for his victory at Dundalk was his downfall and he's on the same mark here. Troas was tried over 2m in the Queens Vase so connections presumably believe he needs a stiff test of stamina while the improving Clare Glen looks to have been suited by testing conditions for her two recent victories.
Aladdins Cave 10-1 (8-10) Mid-division, 10th halfway, headway into 7th 5f out, ridden into 3rd 2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 18, 5l behind Rajik (8-11) at Galway 1m 4f hcap gf in Jul.
Troas (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Started slowly, in rear, pushed along 6f out, soon driven along, ridden on outside 3f out, no danger, 9th of 12, 17l behind Mikhail Glinka (9-1) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Bright Horizon 100-1 (9-0) Led and soon clear, headed and ridden entering straight, soon weakened, last of 10, 22l behind Cape Blanco (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Clare Glen (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden into 2nd over 2f out, led inside final furlong and stayed on best, won at Sligo 1m 4f hcp 60-90 beating Knight Eagle (8-8) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Night Spark (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Prince Chaparral (9-11) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 55-80 gf, 13 ran.
Cry For The Moon (USA) 4-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, closer order 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 4l behind My Mate Max (8-12) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (4) gf in Sep.
La Chassotte (FR) 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway in 6th 3f out, ridden into 3rd 2f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Jun beating Regresa A Mi (8-6) by 1/2l, 15 ran.