Custom Cut, formerly trained in Ireland, has done brilliantly for David O'Meara, completing a Listed double at Windsor and Pontefract. He's certain to go well but was over a length behind Sruthan at the Curragh in April and is only 3lb better off. The latter hasn't been seen since well beaten in the Lockinge in May but goes well fresh so that won't be a concern. Ansgar also has a penalty for last month's Group Three victory at the Curragh and he's very closely matched with Sruthan on their form at the Curragh last September when they were both behind BRENDAN BRACKAN. Ger Lyons' charge has returned to top form and is given the nod in a tight affair. Three-year-olds have a very good record in this and Palace gets all the allowances and found the Irish Oaks stretching her stamina after landing a Listed event at Killarney over this trip.
Ansgar (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Made all, pressed and ridden 2f out, edged left from 1f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul beating Darwin (9-12) by 1l, 8 ran.
Sruthan (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leader towards stands side, ridden 2f out, never on terms, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Olympic Glory (9-0) at Newbury 1m Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
Brendan Brackan (IRE) 4-9fav (9-9) Made all, ridden when clear 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Cork 1m Listed stks (1) beating Witches Brew (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Custom Cut (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Led early, tracked leader, challenged 2f out, led again inside final 2f, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Pontefract 1m Listed stks (1) gf in Jul beating Tenor (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Leitir Mor (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Led and set strong pace, clear 8f out, pushed along 4f out, reduced lead over 3f out, headed inside final 3f, soon weakened and eased, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Taghrooda (8-6) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul.
Qewy (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, under pressure in 3rd from 2f out, kept on final furlong without matching 1st 2, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Indigo Lady (9-4) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1) in Jun.
Alive Alive Oh 5-1 (9-4) Held up, 8th 2f out, ridden to go 6th 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Indigo Lady (9-4) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1) in Jun.
Harasiya (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 3rd 4f out, soon ridden, weakened from 2f out, last of 8, 18l behind Thistle Bird (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Great White Eagle (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 21st of 23, 17l behind Mustajeeb (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Palace (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 3f out, soon no impression, last of 10, 17l behind Bracelet (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Jul.