A fascinating juvenile contest with Mansion House heading the weights, penalised for an impressive debut success when clearing away to score at Limerick on good to firm ground. Forecast conditions should therefore suit and the Galileo colt boasts strong claims. Exogenesis was heavily punted when improving dramatically from his first run to oblige at Fairyhouse and is clearly going the right way, whilst Friendship was arguably disappointing when only ninth in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot behind Berkshire. INTENSIFIED was turned over at 1-5 by a newcomer at the Curragh at the weekend over 6f, having previously gone down narrowly to War Command over 7f, the latter subsequently taking the Coventry Stakes at the Royal meeting in spectacular fashion. Jim Bolger's colt is back up in trip here and, in receipt of weight from the penalised pair, can boost that War Command form.
Mansion House (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Broke well and made all, asserted over 1f out, pushed out and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Limerick 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jun beating Main Straits (9-5) by 5l, 8 ran.
Exogenesis (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Mid-division on outer, 8th halfway, ridden into 6th 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, soon led, kept on strongly closing stages, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jun beating Pillow (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Najm Suhail 3-1fav (9-5) Mid-division, 6th and effort on inner 2f out, 4th 1 1/2f out, led under 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in May beating Ealain Aibrean (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Friendship (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, led briefly 2f out, chased winner until well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 19, 11l behind Berkshire (9-3) at Royal Ascot 7f Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Jun.
Intensified (IRE) 1-5fav (9-5) Soon raced in 2nd, challenged and almost on terms from 2f out, gained narrow lead from under 1f out, soon strongly pressed and headed close home, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Tarn (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd in Jun.
Backdrop (USA) First Defence filly out of Hasardeuse.