Aidan O'Brien has won six of the last seven renewals and will be keen for Rule The Waves to keep up the sequence. However, he was having his third start when a close third to Initial at Leopardstown and HUNT, who finished a neck in front of him, was making his debut so there's no reason why the placings shouldn't be confirmed. Both should enjoy the extra furlong while Spryt, who made a promising start over this trip at Listowel, appeared to find a mile taxing his stamina on soft ground at Galway so should do better here. Contenance is a half-sister to eight winners and may prove best of the newcomers.
Family Pride (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led, joined before halfway, headed entering straight, ridden and soon no extra, eased final furlong, 11th of 12, 27l behind Colour Rhapsody (9-0) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Hunt (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Settled on inner in 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, stayed on strongly 100 yards out, just failed, 2nd of 6, ns behind Initial (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Macalla (IRE) Echo Of Light gelding out of Rum Raisin.
Magno Clamore (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, improved to lead after 1 1/2f, soon strongly pressed, disputed halfway, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, no extra in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 8l behind King Christophe (9-3) at Killarney 1m 2yo stk gd in Jul.
Rule The Waves (USA) 5-2 (9-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden under 2f out, challenged for 2nd 150 yards out, kept on and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Initial (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Spryt (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders in 3rd, closer approaching straight, bumped over 1f out, under pressure and no extra final 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Clonard Street (9-5) at Galway 1m 2yo mdn.
Staccato Wolf (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along and no impression on easy winner 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 14l behind Belle Et Bete (8-9) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Success Days (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Jumped left leaving stalls, towards rear, ridden into 11th 2f out, no impression in 9th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 12l behind Fit For The Job (9-5) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn aut gd.
Vilman (IRE) Mastercraftsman colt out of Velandia.
Contenance (IRE) Dansant filly out of Massada.
Nice Vintage (IRE) Big Bad Bob filly out of High Vintage.