Aidan O'Brien won this with Australia a year ago while Jim Bolger won it three times in succession including with Teofilo and New Approach. The former has three entered this time. East India is by Galileo and a half-brother to seven winners and fellow newcomer Torrey Pines is by the same sire and out of a mare who has produced useful winners with her first three foals. ST PATRICKS DAY started odds-on for his debut at Naas but was beaten in a slowly-run affair by Crescent. This should be much more to his liking and he's taken to go one better. Jim Bolger runs Parish Boy, who came from a long way behind at Leopardstown and will have come on a bundle for the experience. I Will Excel has performed with credit in strong company and looks certain to be thereabouts while Mufrad could prove best of the remainder.
East India Galileo colt out of Field Of Hope.
Frozen Lake (USA) Elusive Quality colt out of Creative Design.
I Will Excel (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Soon prominent, 4th 2f out, soon under pressure, 6th 1f out, no impression, last of 7, 5l behind Kool Kompany (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Mufrad (IRE) New Approach colt out of Alsalwa.
Parish Boy 9-4 (9-5) Raced in 8th, ridden along 3f out, 7th 2f out and kept on into 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Convergence (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gd in Jun.
Portage (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Galley.
Qatea (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade colt out of Taking Liberties.
St Patrick's Day (IRE) 4-5fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 4th and switched right 1f out, kept on well to go 2nd final 50 yards, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Crescent (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn gf.
Torrey Pines (IRE) Galileo colt out of Beauty Is Truth.
Zebed (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Prominent early, ridden halfway and lost place, under pressure in 5th 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 11l behind Anthem Alexander (9-0) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gf in Jun.
Zylan (IRE) Kyllachy colt out of Belgique.