This has been run three times and Aidan O'Brien has won them all. Australia and Kingfisher both improved from their respective maidens to score at the second time of asking and the former is the pick of Joseph O'Brien, which is hardly a surprise as the latter was beaten almost 8l by FREE EAGLE when both made their debuts here. Dermot Weld's colt was a very impressive winner that day and though facing tougher rivals he's expected to confirm that promise. Exogenesis has a Group 3 penalty for his victory on this track in July and looked as though today's trip was required when third to War Command in the Group 2 Futurity at the Curragh. Wexford Town completes the line-up but he was almost 7l behind Free Eagle here and appears unlikely to make up the deficit.
Exogenesis (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden and dropped to 4th 2f out, went 3rd again inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind War Command (9-6) at Curragh 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Australia 3-10fav (9-5) Prominent, mainly 2nd until led from 2f out, soon pressed, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jul beating Carla Bianca (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Free Eagle (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders on inner in 4th, good heeadway to lead early straight and soon quickened clear, stayed on strongly final furlong, impressive, won at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gd in Aug beating Orchestra (9-5) by 6l, 10 ran.
Kingfisher (IRE) 8-13fav (9-5) Led and disputed, in front and a little green on bend around 4f out, niggled along over 2f out, soon went clear, stayed on well final furlong, easily, won at Killarney 1m mdn stks gd in Aug beating Salute Of Approval (9-5) by 9l, 8 ran.
Wexford Town (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Prominent and led before halfway, ridden along and headed early straight, soon no chance with easy winner and moderate 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Free Eagle (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gd in Aug.