Aidan O'Brien intends to win this with three entries, two of them by Galileo including Joseph's mount Mars, a half-brother to the San Siro Gran Criterium winner Nayarra. The Ferryman is also by Galileo and his dam has already produced five winners. RAIN GOD is by Henrythenavigator and a half-brother to a USA Grade 2 winner. With neither jockey bookings nor the market likely to tell us too much about the strengths of the Ballydoyle trio he's the one that gets the vote over a trip that should suit. Forty One Phases is related to several winners and should be useful while My Rules looks best of those with experience after a reasonable start behind Count Of Limonade at Roscommon a week ago. The filly Estinaad is one for the future as she's a half-sister to a German Derby winner and out of a staying mare.
Forty One Phases (IRE) Shirocco colt out of Shuhrah.
Highest Office Papal Bull gelding out of Catspraddle.
Mars (IRE) Galileo colt out of Massarra.
Rain God (USA) Henrythenavigator colt out of Lotta Dancing.
The Ferryman (IRE) Galileo colt out of Dietrich.
Beluckyformammy (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Upset in stalls, soon ridden and lost touch, always behind, tailed off, last of 6, 46l behind Smoker (9-5) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut sft in Jun.
Estinaad (USA) Street Sense filly out of Dawla.
Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, 13l behind Sinaniya (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Jun.
My Rules (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, struggling from under 2f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong to go 3rd on line, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Count Of Limonade (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn sft.
Peggy's Leg (USA) Henrythenavigator filly out of Audit.
Speak Slowly 8-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden and no impression in 6th entering straight, no extra, last of 7, 18l behind Cougar Ridge (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn aut in May.