Aidan O'Brien has won the last four of these and relies on Cole Porter, who will improve for his run behind Restive at the Curragh, and the newcomer Successor, a Galileo colt and a half-brother to two winners in the USA. Al Mohalhal showed the benefit of his opening run with a much-improved effort behind the filly Enjoy Yourself over 7f at Gowran and this longer trip is certain to suit. ALASKAN SON was a major eye-catcher when runner-up to Landofhopeandglory at the Festival here. David Wachman's colt came home at a rate of knots and, with progress guaranteed, he should go one better. Dermot Weld's Ebediyin, a half-brother to no less than nine winners, is one to keep an eye on.
Aa Bee See 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no impression in 6th entering straight, no extra, eased final furlong, 6th of 7, 25 1/2l behind Landofhopeandglory (9-5) at Galway 1m mdn Yielding in Aug.
Al Mohalhal (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on well final furlong, 2nd and pressed winner close home, 2nd of 16, nk behind Enjoy Yourself (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f mdn gd in Aug.
Alaskan Son (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 4th entering straight and no impression 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, nk behind Landofhopeandglory (9-5) at Galway 1m mdn Yielding in Aug.
All For Nothing (IRE) Bushranger gelding out of Allofus.
Bambari (IRE) Arcano gelding out of Blue Dahlia.
Cole Porter (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, no impression final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Restive (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn Good - Yielding in Aug.
Danehill Moore (IRE) Danehill Dancer gelding out of Mooretown Lady.
Ebediyin (IRE) Raven's Pass colt out of Ebadiyla.
English Pale (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Towards rear, 10th halfway, driven over 2f out, no impression, kept on same pace over 1f out, 9th of 12, 10 1/4l behind Beacon Rock (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Niven (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) In rear, some progress 3f out, ridden in moderate 7th 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 15l behind Mint Chai (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m mdn sft in Aug.
Off And On (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, no extra, eased final furlong, 14th of 16, dist behind Radiantly (9-0) at Tipperary 7f mdn Good - Yielding in Aug.
Paved With Gold (IRE) Champs Elysees colt out of Luminous Gold.
Successor (IRE) Galileo colt out of Dame Again.
Super Bowl (FR) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, never a factor, 11th of 14, 31l behind Mint Chai (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m mdn sft in Aug.
True Companion (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, never a factor, 11th halfway, no impression straight and no extra over 1f out, 10th of 13, 18 1/2l behind Special Focus (9-0) at Roscommon 7f mdn Soft - Heavy in Aug.