Aidan O'Brien had ten engaged at the early stage and relies on three. FULL MOON looked like winning at Naas when leading inside the final furlong but was caught close home. He'll know much more here and can take this though stable-companion Aircraft Carrier is a half-brother to several winners. Conclusion, the third of the Ballydoyle entries, didn't get the run of the race at Naas earlier this month and looks certain to make major improvement. Still Standing must have been showing plenty at home as he started favourite at Roscommon in August but supporters had their fingers burnt. Flavius has a superb pedigree being by War Front out of a Group 2 winner so he's one to note in the market.
Aircraft Carrier (IRE) Declaration Of War colt out of Strategy.
Conclusion (JPN) 6-1 (9-5) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along and checked over 1f out, reminder under 1f out, eased inside final furlong, never involved, 8th of 10, 10 3/4l behind Flag Of Honour (9-5) at Naas 7f mdn Yielding in Oct.
Flavius (USA) War Front colt out of Starformer.
Full Moon (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Dwelt, rear of mid-division, pushed along and some headway when not clear run 1 1/2f out, progress to lead 150 yards out, ridden and kept on, no extra and headed close home, 3rd of 9, nk behind Nibiru (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn sft in Oct.
Joust (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 11, 11 1/4l behind James Cook (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn sft in Oct.
Lethal Power (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden and disputed lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 8 3/4l behind Flag Of Honour (9-5) at Naas 7f mdn Yielding in Oct.
Our Legend (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along 2f out and no extra inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Nibiru (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn sft in Oct.
Palace Guard (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, no impression 2f out, soon no extra, weakened, 4th of 5, 20 1/4l behind Kenya (9-5) at Cork 7f mdn sft in Oct.
Still Standing (IRE) 2-1fav (8-11) Soon tracked leaders, not clear run on inner early, 5th before straight, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 12l behind Sollertia (8-12) at Roscommon 7f hvy in Aug.