Postulation has the best form in the book with a second at Galway behind the Ballydoyle-trained Jamaica. But that should give Aidan O'Brien a good line on the chances of newcomer ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL and the 420,000gns Racing Post Trophy entry is taken to make a winning start. Stablemate Song Of Love and Dalewari looked nothing special on their respective debuts so Robertstown, a half-brother to Group 2 winner Lilbourne Lad, may well get involved on his introduction.
Archangel Raphael (IRE) Montjeu colt out of La Sylvia.
Awaiting Credit (IRE) Danehill Dancer gelding out of Parvenue.
Dalewari (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Settled towards rear, 8th halfway, ridden approaching straight, some headway 1 1/2f out, kept on to 6th on line, 6th of 10, 10l behind Vert De Grece (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn.
Postulation (USA) 5-2 (9-5) Soon tracked leaders, 6th before halfway, 5th and pushed along 2f out, no impression final furlong, went 2nd without troubling winner close home, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Jamaica (9-5) at Galway 7f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Robertstown (IRE) Raven's Pass colt out of Sogno Verde.
Song Of Love (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along 2f out and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 10l behind Parish Boy (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn.
Swamp Fox (IRE) Windsor Knot colt out of Brogella.