Aidan O'Brien has won this for the past five years including with Camelot in 2011. Today's representatives, JOHN F KENNEDY and Order Of St George, are both by Galileo and related to high-class winners. The former, who gets the vote, is out of dual Group 1 winner Rumplestiltskin, who has produced winners with her first three foals including Tapestry, while the latter is a half-brother to a couple of Group 3 winners. Hall Of Fame looked in need of the experience at Gowran and had no answer to the Ballydoyle inmate Highland Reel and was beaten 12l. Innish Man took a long time to warm up at Limerick but ran on steadily over that 7f once getting the hang of the job and should grab a place on the podium. Prologue has looked in need of this sort of trip in his two starts and is another to consider.
Ernest Shackleton (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade colt out of Kiss My Tiara.
Hall Of Fame (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, moderate 4th halfway, closer 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on into 2nd 1f out, no chance with winner, strongly pressed for 2nd inside final furlong and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Highland Reel (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gf.
Innish Man (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Ran 6th, pushed along throughout, no impression in 4th over 1f out, 3rd and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Toscanelli (9-5) at Limerick 7f 2yo mdn gd in Jun.
John F Kennedy (IRE) Galileo colt out of Rumplestiltskin.
Order Of St George (IRE) Galileo colt out of Another Storm.
Prologue (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, progress to dispute briefly early straight, no impression and short of room in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Colour Rhapsody (9-0) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gf.
Solomon Northup (USA) Scat Daddy colt out of Fashion Fur.
Dark Matter (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Dwelt and rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 10l behind King Christophe (9-3) at Killarney 1m 2yo stk gd.
Elm Grove (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon mid-division, moderate 8th early, moderate 10th 1 1/2f out, jumped road crossing under 150yds out, one pace, 10th of 12, 11l behind Arriana (9-0) at Bellewstown 5f 2yo mdn gd.