Aidan O'Brien won this in 2005 with Horatio Nelson and will be hopeful that GLENEAGLES can follow suit. A son of Galileo out of a Cherry Hinton winner, he confirmed the good impression he made on his debut to land a Curragh maiden in impressive fashion and there looks much more to come. He's handed the vote over Lieutenant Kaffee, who has looked very smart in both races to date, especially when outpointing the well-regarded Diaz at Haydock. The runner-up is trained by Mark Johnston, whose Mister Universe made all over 6f at York, giving notice that there's more in the locker. Estidhkaar landed what looked a strong Newbury maiden while Archie justified strong support to make a winning debut at Haydock and his dam has now produced winners with her first three foals.
Aktabantay 6-5fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, kept on well and hung left inside final furlong, won at Newcastle 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun beating Geordie George (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Archie (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Chased leader, led 2f out, kept on well, won at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun beating Medrano (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Bossy Guest (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 4l behind The Wow Signal (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Cock Of The North 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 4l behind The Wow Signal (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Estidhkaar (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Prominent, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun beating Mustadeem (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Gleneagles (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Prominent on outer, 3rd 3f out, pushed along to lead 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Curragh 7f mdn stks gf in Jun beating Stevie's Wonder (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Lieutenant Kaffee (USA) 4-1 (9-2) Held up in last, headway on outside over 3f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Haydock 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gs beating Diaz (9-5) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Mister Universe 11-10fav (9-5) Made all, clear over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, idled towards finish but always doing enough, won at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gs in May beating Home Cummins (9-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Natural Order (USA) 4-1 (9-7) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, stayed on but readily outpaced by winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Limato (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo nov stks (3) pol in Jun.
Smaih (GER) 2-7fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd approaching halfway, led over 1f out, edged left and clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Chepstow 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Jun beating Paddys Motorbike (9-0) by 3l, 8 ran.