No surprise that Aidan O’Brien has sent out the winner of this on numerous occasions and his newcomer BATTLE OF JERICHO has the usual clutch of fancy entries. He may prove good enough at the first time of asking while Jim Bolger introduces the Godolphin filly Dawn Delivers, a half-sister to a winner, and she is preferred to stablemate Rince Deireanach. The latter is one of several expected to improve from modest debut efforts along with Dowhatisay and War Hero.
Battle Of Jericho (USA) War Front colt out of Together.
Dowhatisay (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, 5th into straight, no extra and one pace 1f out, 8th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Monkeylou (9-5) at Listowel 6f mdn gd in Jun.
Lethal Steps Lethal Force colt out of Tanda Tula.
Mattymolls Gaga (IRE) Dragon Pulse colt out of Clenaghcastle Lady.
Messerati Kid (IRE) Lord Shanakill colt out of Road Tosky.
Pretty Boy Floyd (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 6th halfway, no extra 1 1/2f out, weakened, 10th of 11, 15 1/2l behind Treasuring (9-0) at Navan 5f mdn gd in Jun.
War Hero (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Soon led, pressed from before straight, headed under 2f out, lost place from over 1f out, soon no extra, 9th of 12, 12 1/4l behind Camelback (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn gf in May.
Dawn Delivers Dawn Approach filly out of Siyasa.
Rince Deireanach (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, soon ridden and no extra under 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 8th of 11, 14 3/4l behind Treasuring (9-0) at Navan 5f mdn gd in Jun.