Aidan O'Brien has won this three times in the past six years and is doubly represented this time. Cocoon showed a bit of promise on her debut but nothing in two subsequent starts so EAST INDIA looks the stable pick. A 650,000gns yearling, he wasn't the stable number one when making a successful start at the Curragh where he came through very nicely to win going away. He's entered in plenty of major races and can make enough improvement to see off the challenges of Convergence and Tombelaine. The pair met in a three-runner affair at Leopardstown when they occupied the places behind Gleneagles with the latter just coming out on top. A debut victory over Highland Reel has been well and truly boosted so Dermot Weld's charge is an obvious danger.
Bunk Off Early (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and soon went left, pushed along towards rear, 8th before halfway, moderate 7th 1f out, one pace, 8th of 9, 13l behind Jamaica (9-5) at Galway 7f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Convergence (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, short of room on far rail 100 yards out, kept on one pace, last of 3, 1l behind Gleneagles (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Dudes And Diamonds 16-1 (9-2) Awkward leaving stalls, soon tracked leaders, 2nd before halfway, pushed along under 3f out, slightly impeded into straight, 4th 1f out, no extra when tight for room inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Jamaica (9-5) at Galway 7f mdn stks gd in Jul.
East India 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along in 5th on outer 2f out, went 2nd and ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well under pressure close home, won at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jul beating Portage (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.
King Christophe (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leader early, soon held up, 6th halfway, progress in 4th and not clear run 2f out, soon switched and ridden, ran on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Killarney 1m 2yo stk gd in Jul beating B Cosmos (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Tombelaine (USA) 7-4 (9-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along and headed by winner over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 3, 3/4l behind Gleneagles (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Cocoon (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 23l behind Legatissimo (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo fll mdn gd in Jul.