Like so many of his yard's juveniles, WROTE looked just in need of his debut at Roscommon where he came up against a couple of experienced performers and ran very well to finish third. With progress guaranteed he will take some beating here. Alkazim made such a pleasing debut at Limerick that he was sent off a short-priced favourite at Killarney but found Plutorius, trained by Aidan O'Brien, too strong. The Ballydoyle team should know how they stand on that form and also with today's opponents Leatherwood and Fastidious, who were behind another O'Brien winner in Daddy Longlegs at Gowran. Van Rooney was going on at the finish over 6f at Leopardstown and this trip should prove ideal.
Alkazim (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, challenged and on terms from 2f out, headed and kept on same pace under pressure from 1f out, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Plutorius (9-3) at Killarney 1m 2yo mdn gd in Jul.
Echo Knight (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden and no impression 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 14l behind Zip Top (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gd in Jun.
Fastidious 11-4 (9-3) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, close 6th and not clear run over 2f out, soon switched to outer, kept on without threatening final furlong, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Daddy Long Legs (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn gf.
Kedleston (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Settled 4th, ridden in last 2f out, no extra, last of 5, 16l behind French Emperor (9-4) at Naas 6f 2yo aut gf.
Leatherwood (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outer, ridden in 4th entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 3rd of 15, 3l behind Daddy Long Legs (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn gf.
South South West (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride and soon driven along, always behind, last of 9, 21l behind Rambling Rake (9-3) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn gd in Jun.
Temuco (IRE) Bachelor Duke gelding out of La Chinampina.
That's Plenty (IRE) Dr Fong colt out of Tyranny.
Van Rooney (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Mid-division on outer, 7th halfway, ridden and dropped towards rear early straight, kept on under pressure from over 1f out without threatening, 5th of 13, 7l behind Dragon Pulse (9-3) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn sft in Jul.
Wrote (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Rear of mid-division on outer, headway early straight, went 2nd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Indigo River (8-12) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut sft.