Three-year-olds have won the last four of these and are strongly represented here. INDIAN CHIEF looked very smart when a close third to Libertarian and Trading Leather in the Dante and the subsequent performances of the first two suggested he should have gone to Royal Ascot with a winning chance. He didn't appear to enjoy the very quick ground there and looks ready to get back on track. Aidan O'Brien also runs Snow Queen but she's been disappointing this season though the soft ground may enable her to do better. Bronte has been going well in handicaps and deserves a crack at this level though Pearl Of Africa looks to have more of a chance after looking much improved at the Curragh. Fort Knox, a Listed winner at Leopardstown in April, ran poorly in the Irish 2000 Guineas but the fast ground was against him and he should be shown in a better light here.
Custom Cut (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Gregorian (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Dwelt, raced last of the 5, went 4th under pressure without threatening inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Darwin (9-2) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Banna Boirche (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Dwelt and held up in rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 14, 14l behind Ansgar (9-7) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Jun.
Euphrasia (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Made all, niggled along into straight, soon ridden and had rivals on the stretch from 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Naas 1m 2f flls Group 3 stks (1) in May beating La Collina (9-9) by 2l, 4 ran.
Six of Hearts 14-1 (9-12) Waited with towards rear, headway 2f out, moderate 3rd 1f out, kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Eastern Rules (9-4) at Curragh 7f hcp gf in Jul.
Fort Knox 10-1 (9-0) Soon off the pace in mid-division, ridden along from 3f out, last and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 9th of 10, 18l behind Magician (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
Negotiate 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened from 3f out, last of 14, 38l behind Ansgar (9-7) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Jun.
Royal Blue Star (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Chased leaders in 5th, pushed along in 5th 3f out, progress on outer 2f out, headway to lead inside final furlong, stayed on strongly close home, won at Killarney 1m stks gf in Jul beating Hot Bed (10-0) by 2l, 6 ran.
Beyond Thankful (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, led 2 1/2f out and drifted right onto rail, headed under 2f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra over 1f out, 12th of 18, 19l behind Brendan Brackan (9-6) at Galway 1m hcp in Jul.
Hold The Line (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up in last, pushed along over 3f out, effort over 2f out, no impression, last of 5, 7l behind Maputo (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 3f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
Indian Chief (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Always behind, 9th of 12, 7l behind Remote (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Secret Recipe 5-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden from 2f out, quickened well to lead from under 1f out, soon clear, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Killarney 1m 3yo aut stk hvy in May beating Hold The Line (9-4) by 4l, 4 ran.
Akira (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Soon prominent, keen hold, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 12th of 21, 7l behind Majestic Queen (8-5) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.
Bronte 10-3 (9-2) Soon led and made most, ridden to assert early final furlong and kept on well, won at Tipperary 7f hcp gf in Jul beating Rummaging (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Pearl Of Africa (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Soon raced in 6th, 7th from halfway, ridden to challenge and lead from 1f out, stayed on well, won at Curragh 1m fll hcp gf in Jul beating Saratoga Baby (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Snow Queen (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, kept on in 2nd inside final furlong, no impression winner, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Yellow Rosebud (9-11) at Galway 7f fll lst stks (1) hvy.
Starbright 8-1 (9-1) Always last, ridden 3f out, soon no impression on leaders in last, eased final furlong, last of 4, 13l behind Fortify (9-6) at Naas 1m stks gf in Jul.
True Verdict (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, under pressure in 4th 1 1/2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, last of 5, 5l behind Darwin (9-2) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Billyford (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Mid-division best, pushed along on outer 3f out, eased 2f out, completely tailed off, last of 18, well behind Brendan Brackan (9-6) at Galway 1m hcp in Jul.
Lightening Stricks (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway into 6th 2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Joe Eile (9-3) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.