Ruler Of France has been caught close home over 7f on both starts but this likely faster ground should enable him to last out the mile and he should go close. Paddy Mac benefited from his opening run and attempted to make all at Sligo but could only stay on at one pace when headed. Sinndar Desert will have found 7f on fast ground too quick for him at Leopardstown and this is more his trip but KINGFISHER, who wasn't fancied on his Leopardstown debut, stayed on nicely when getting the hang of things and looks the one to be on. Jockey bookings suggest Lord Of The Nile should come out best of the Dermot Weld pair.
Bushfighter (IRE) Bushranger gelding out of Lady Meagan.
Kingfisher (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Raced in 6th, ridden early straight and went moderate 4th 1f out, kept on one pace but no chance with easy winner, 4th of 10, 8l behind Free Eagle (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gd.
Lord Of The Nile (IRE) Galileo colt out of Magic Carpet.
Paddy Mac (USA) 6-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, dropped to 3rd near line, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Pixie Hollow (8-11) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut gd.
Ruler Of France Evensfav (9-5) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, headway to lead over 1f out, soon strongly pressed and headed 100 yards out, kept on same pace under pressure without matching winner, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Glory Boy (9-5) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn sft in Jun.
Salute Of Approval (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Kapera.
Sinndar Desert 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden entering straight and soon no impression, moderate 4th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Friendship (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gf.
Windward Passage (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division on inner and 7th early straight, ridden and soon no extra, 8th of 10, 17l behind Free Eagle (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gd.