Aidan O'Brien took this a year ago with Jan Vermeer and LONG LIVE THE KING will be at short odds to repeat the process. A son of Galileo out of a 1m2f Listed winner, he caught the eye when runner-up to A Word Apart at Leopardstown and will be very much at home over this extra furlong. Stablemate First Sea Lord is certain to improve from his opening run behind Oracle at the Curragh though not enough to take care of Long Live The King on this occasion. Tiz The Shot made a decent start over today's trip at Listowel and didn't appreciate dropping back to 7f behind High Ruler at Roscommon. Final Recovery has shown a little promise but of more interest is the John Oxx-trained newcomer Adilapour, a son of Azamour out of a 1m4f winner.
Adilapour (IRE) Azamour colt out of Adelfia.
Bat Masterson (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Towards rear, kept on same pace without threatening under pressure straight, 7th of 14, 10l behind The Four Masters (8-11) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Aug.
Build A Bridge (IRE) Tomba gelding out of Pearl Earring.
Dubawi Star 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in centre, 3rd halfway, no extra from 2f out, 11th of 19, 9l behind Oracle (8-12) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn.
Ennis Diamond (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Soon towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 6th of 7, 15l behind Lightening Thief (9-4) at Naas 6f 2yo aut gd in Aug.
Final Recovery 5-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, 6th into straight, soon ridden, 4th 1 1/2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Cambina (8-12) at Killarney 1m 2yo mdn aut gd in Jul.
First Sea Lord (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, no extra from 2f out, 13th of 19, 10l behind Oracle (8-12) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn.
Hangar Five (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 8th under 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 10l behind Mawaakef (9-0) at Killarney 1m 2yo mdn in Aug.
Hero Of The Sea (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 11th of 13, 24l behind Defining Year (9-0) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn aut.
Long Live The King (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, driven along and no impression entering straight, moderate 3rd 1 1/2f out, ran on well under hands and heels inside final furlong, eased close home, promising, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind A Word Apart (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gf.
Pirate Chest (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Driven along start, settled in mid-division, ridden 2 1/2f out, soon no extra, 12th of 19, 10l behind Oracle (8-12) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn.
Ryguhl (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Mid-division, moderate 7th 3f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 47l behind Casamento (9-0) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gf in Aug.
Schumpeter Iffraaj colt out of Pretty Girl.
Showboating (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 4th, pushed along entering straight, hung right into centre of course over 1f out, no extra, last of 5, 5l behind Factum (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo stks pol.
Tiz The Shot (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, driven along and no impression over 1f out, 4th of 8, 9l behind High Ruler (9-3) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.