This looks to rest between the experience and overall form of FRENCH EMPEROR and Naseem Sea against the potential of Pitlochry. The former gets the vote as he's been contesting pattern race company since scoring at Leopardstown and his recent third behind Lilbourne Lad in the Group 2 Railway Stakes was boosted when Vault, who finished fifth, scored at Galway at the weekend. Naseem Sea has also been competing at a high level and will enjoy being back over today's trip after failing to find the necessary pace over the minimum at Tipperary. Pitlochry came with a late burst to catch Catamount on soft ground here in June and will have come on a bundle for the run while Jim Bolger's newcomer Caonach is a filly for the future.
French Emperor (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Towards rear, 4th from halfway, pushed along 2f out and soon no impression on leading pair, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Lilbourne Lad (9-1) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Pitlochry (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Upset in stalls, tracked leaders on stands' side, pushed along in moderate 5th 1 1/2f out, went 2nd early final furlong, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Naas 6f 2yo mdn aut in Jun beating Catamount (8-9) by hd, 9 ran.
Fast Finian (IRE) Clodovil colt out of Delphie Queen.
Kedleston (IRE) Oratorio colt out of Bluebell Wood.
Naseem Sea (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Soon struggling in rear, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, last of 5, 7l behind Requinto (9-1) at Tipperary 5f 2yo lst stk (1) in Jul.
Caonach (IRE) Moss Vale filly out of Eva Luna.