Dermot Weld won this a year ago so Military Device will be fancied to repeat the process after his reasonable run at Gowran where he attempted to make all. Aidan O'Brien has two entries and though the Galileo colt BALLYGLASHEEN was a long way behind Jan Van Eyck on his debut over 7f here, he'll be much better for the run and is taken to reverse the places and land this. Leading Light, the other Ballydoyle representative, was beaten so far at Galway that it's difficult to make a case out for him but Janna's Jingle looks certain to improve over this longer trip and can provide a threat.
Authorative (IRE) Refuse To Bend colt out of Reasonably Devout.
Ballyglasheen (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Mainly 3rd and pressed 2nd, pushed along halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, last of 3, 7l behind Line Drummer (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn hvy in Aug.
Jan Van Eyck (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, no impression from 3f out, 6th of 16, 11l behind Trading Leather (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Leading Light (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 15l behind Sugar Boy (9-5) at Galway 1m 2yo mdn sft in Aug.
Military Device (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead entering straight, ridden over 1f out, headed final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind High Octane (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn aut gs in Sep.
Janna's Jingle (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Chased leader early, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on into 2nd inside final furlong, no impression winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Seolan (9-0) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn aut hvy in Sep.
Silky Pyrus (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Seolan (9-0) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn aut hvy in Sep.
Skimming Stone (IRE) Refuse To Bend filly out of Chartres.
Snaidhm (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always towards rear, last of 8, 28l behind Battle Of Marengo (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn gs in Aug.