The well-bred DIBAYANI attracted good support on his debut over the C&D three weeks ago and led for virtually all of the race before collared by The United States. He'll be unfortunate to come up against one as good though it wouldn't be a shock if he did so as the winner's connections are triple-handed here. Joseph O'Brien's choice of Festive Cheer, a son of Montjeu out of a USA winner, will probably ensure he's better supported than Hall Of Mirrors and Quadriga though that's rarely an indication of the merits of the yard's runners and any one of the trio could be good enough.
Bosworth Field (USA) Harlan's Holiday colt out of Bello Cielo.
Dibayani (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Soon led, going best over 2f out, strongly pressed and narrowly headed from 1f out, rallied well, not quite match winner, 2nd of 8, hd behind The United States (9-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn sft.
Festive Cheer (FR) Montjeu colt out of Bold Classic.
Hall Of Mirrors (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade colt out of Apache Dream.
Orgilgo Bay (IRE) Lawman colt out of Third Dimension.
Our Manekineko Kyllachy colt out of Gallivant.
Quadriga (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Turning Light.
Cut Me Loose 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge on outer in 3rd from over 2f out, no impression from 1f out and dropped to 4th on line, 4th of 5, 6l behind Count Of Limonade (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn sft.
Minister Of Mayhem Sakhee's Secret colt out of First Fantasy.