Aidan O'Brien has won this five times in the past eight years and relies on BATTLE OF MARENGO and Kingston Jamaica this time. The former looks the one to be on after his victory over Trading Leather in a Listed race at Leopardstown as the runner-up subsequently won by 7l. Kingston Jamaica has run well at a high level but was firmly put in his place when making his debut behind Probably at Limerick but David Wachman's colt has been disappointing since beating Cristofo Colombo in the Railway Stakes here. With Dermot Weld's horses in such good form, Muaanid can give a good account though he'll need major improvement from his Galway debut success and Orgilgo Bay was well behind Battle Of Marengo at Leopardstown.
Probably (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased clear leader, moderate 6th halfway, closer in 4th over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 11l behind Dawn Approach (9-3) at Curragh 7f 2yo Grp 1 (1).
Battle Of Marengo (IRE) 9-10fav (9-3) Made all, saddle slipped after 1f, asserted early straight and kept on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Leopardstown 1m 2yo lst stk (1) gd beating Trading Leather (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Kingston Jamaica (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Led, went on after 3f, reduced lead 2f out, headed and no extra from 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, last of 4, 6l behind First Cornerstone (9-3) at Curragh 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) sft in Aug.
Muaanid 4-1 (9-5) Soon raced in 4th, good headway approaching 2f out, soon challenged in 2nd, led over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Galway 7f 2yo mdn aut sft in Aug beating King Of The Romans (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led and disputed, headed straight, struggling from over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Cest Notre Gris (8-9) at Listowel 1m 2yo hcp hvy.