The Great War hasn't done as well as expected though he didn't run badly in the Group 2 July Stakes and this is a drop in grade. Surprisingly he's the only colt in the line-up and has to concede weight to the fillies including his stablemate Simply A Star. Joseph O'Brien would struggle to do the weight on the latter though would probably have chosen his mount anyway. AINIPPE created a big impression when slamming her rivals, including Simply A Star, at Naas last month. She's certain to improve and can just get the better of Newsletter, a close third to Anthem Alexander at Royal Ascot before last of five behind Dick Whittington at the Curragh.
The Great War (USA) 7-1 (9-0) In touch, headway and edged left over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Ivawood (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Ainippe (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 3rd travelling well 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, impressive, won at Naas 5f 2yo mdn gf in Jul beating Kasbah (9-5) by 4l, 10 ran.
Arriana (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden to challenge 2f out, 4th 1f out and no impression final 100 yards, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Accepted (9-3) at Tipperary 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in Jul.
Avenue Montaigne 9-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 6th 2f out, ridden in 5th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Accepted (9-3) at Tipperary 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in Jul.
Marsali (USA) 11-4fav (9-0) Broke well, tracked leaders and 4th halfway, edged right and ridden under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Jack Naylor (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Newsletter (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Held up in last, ridden 2f out, soon no impression, last of 5, 4l behind Dick Whittington (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Simply A Star (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Made all, edged left halfway, ridden to assert inside final furlong, kept on well, comfortably, won at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gf beating Sassy But Classy (9-0) by 3l, 7 ran.