Quest For Gold is bred to be a champion but his form to date has been disappointing to say the least. His stable also run the newcomer Dance At Dawn, a Montjeu colt out of a mare from the family of several high-class middle-distance winners. ALBURJ had looked promising when a close second to Unity at Fairyhouse and though she couldn't step-up on that effort when a long way behind Mikhail Glinka in Royal Ascot's Queen's Vase she found that 2m trip much too far. Behtarini's legion of admirers must be feeling the pinch as John Oxx' gelding has been a beaten favourite on his last five starts. He owes those supporters plenty but his frustrating run may not have ended just yet.
Arbayoun (IRE) 4-5fav (11-11) Held up towards rear well off pace, poor 7th after halfway, niggled along from 5f out, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 6th of 9, 42l behind Ebony Diamond (11-9) at Cork 2m 1f N H flat.
Carpet Elegance (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 7th and progress over 3f out, 6th straight, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 14, 9l behind Amber Grey (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks gd.
Paris Fame (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th 2f out, no extra in 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 11l behind Bipasha (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf.
Stormingkris (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Led, narrowly headed after 3f, ridden in 3rd and no extra 2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out, 14th of 15, 16l behind Beidh Tine Anseo (9-0) at Tipperary 7f mdn stks hvy in May '09.
Tommy's Star (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Settled towards rear, always behind, 13th of 14, 35l behind Amber Grey (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks gd.
Janelle's Dream (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, last of 16, 34l behind Hanakiyya (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks gd.
Alburj (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, under pressure 5f out, struggling in rear 3f out, 11th of 12, 20l behind Mikhail Glinka (9-1) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Behtarini (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 20, 4l behind Vita Venturi (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Dance At Dawn (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Bywayofthestars.
General Duke's Starcraft colt out of Bellflower.
Quest For Gold 9-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 3f out, soon 3rd and bumped, no extra 2f out, 4th entering straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 8l behind Raffaello Santi (9-5) at Galway 1m 4f 3yo mdn gf in Jul.
Star Power (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on outer in 5th, 3rd approaching straight, no extra from over 2f out, 11th of 15, 10l behind Zarebiya (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f 3yo mdn gd in Jun.
Swan Lodge (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Always in rear, weakened before straight, last of 6, 30l behind Unaccompanied (9-2) at Killarney 1m stks.
Celtic Heartbeat (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, 24l behind Syann (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll mdn stks gf.