MEDAL OF HONOUR is well exposed but spent the early part of his career chasing home decent performers and didn't run badly in a Group 3 at Leopardstown before finding a lucrative sales race too hot at Doncaster. He's given another chance though Aidan O'Brien's pair El Greco and Prepare For Battle are newcomers to note, especially the latter, a $400,000 son of Declaration Of War. Leaderboard made a promising debut at the Curragh and should be ready for this along with Joust and Platinum Warrior, who have also gone well on the same track.
Easkey Lad (IRE) Most Improved colt out of Lilakiya.
El Greco (IRE) Galileo colt out of Missvinski.
Joust (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Broke well, tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, dropped to 4th under 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 5l behind Riyazan (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn gd in Aug.
Leaderboard (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th 3f out, switched left under 2f out and ridden in 2nd 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Mendelssohn (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn gf in Aug.
Lucky Red (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, always towards rear, no impression from 2f out, never a factor, 13th of 16, 10 3/4l behind Gobi Desert (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Magical Link (USA) Data Link gelding out of Magical Kid.
Medal Of Honour 40-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 18th of 22, 13 1/4l behind Laugh A Minute (8-12) at Doncaster 7f stks (2) gs in Sep.
Milestown (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra, never a factor, 12th of 14, 13 1/2l behind Cristale (9-0) at Dundalk 6f mdn pol in Sep.
Namazee (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Soon towards rear, 14th halfway, no impression 1f out, 13th of 17, 10 1/4l behind Would You Believe (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Pienta (USA) Liaison colt out of Belen.
Platinum Warrior (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along in 8th 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 16, 4 1/4l behind Gobi Desert (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Storm Has Broken (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Disputed lead, ridden and headed halfway, weakened from 2f out, 12th of 15, 12 3/4l behind Powersville (8-6) at Navan 6f mdn Yielding in Sep.
The Kid Bobby B 18-1 (9-5) Broke well, soon settled in mid-division, 7th halfway, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 8th of 14, 5 3/4l behind Saxon Warrior (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn Yielding in Aug.
Papa Stour (USA) 7-1 (9-5) 9th of 17, 9 1/4l behind Threeandfourpence (9-5) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn Yielding in Sep.
Prepare For Battle (USA) Declaration Of War colt out of Red Carpet Miss.