Line Of Duty has placed at the highest level in France the last twice now having finished third in the Prix du Moulin here last time. But that was over a mile and the Godolphin colt has something to prove on the evidence of earlier attempts over further. He has the beating of Roger Varian’s Mountain Angel on collateral form but the progressive SKALLETI has winning form over today’s trip and in soft going. Jerome Reynier’s grey looks ready for a further step up in class having won a Group 3 contest at Deauville last time and is also preferred to Villa Rosa, who seems best over longer trips. Leo De Fury went close in a Group 3 at the Curragh earlier but this is tougher and Listed winner Flambeur is another facing a stiff task.
Mountain Angel (IRE) (8-11) 2nd of 9, 1l behind Olmedo (8-13) at Deauville 1m 2f Grp 3 stks (1) sft in Aug.
Skalleti (FR) (8-12) won at Deauville 1m Grp 3 gd in Aug beating Stunning Spirit (8-12) by 1l, 10 ran.
Villa Rosa (FR) (8-12) won at Maisons-Laffitte 1m 2f hcp gd in Sep beating Intellogent (9-2) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Line Of Duty (IRE) (8-12) 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Circus Maximus (8-12) at ParisLongchamp 1m Grp 1 gd in Sep.
Flambeur (USA) (9-2) won at Marseille-borely 1m 2f lst gd in Sep beating Rocquemont (9-2) by 1l, 9 ran.
Leo De Fury (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Not much room and stumbled early, soon tracked leaders, closed up from over 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/4l behind Norway (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 4f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Sep.