The very useful Unaccompanied won this at long odds-on for Dermot Weld a year ago and his FORGOTTEN RULES will be a strong contender after his demolition job in a Punchestown bumper in April. He's obviously been saved for this and looks a horse we'll be hearing a lot more about. Festive Cheer would be the obvious choice on his close third to Trading Leather in last year's Irish Derby but he's been beaten a long way in both subsequent starts. However, connections must still have faith in him as he's entered in several Group races including the Irish St Leger and the market could prove a reliable guide to his chances. Shu Lewis, runner-up to Missunited in a Listed event at Leopardstown when Sir Ector was beaten a long way, is a very smart mare on her day so the principals will need to be at their best.
Sir Ector (USA) 4-1 (9-9) Ran 3rd, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, last of 3, 6l behind Manalapan (9-9) at Down Royal 1m 5f stks gf in Jul.
All The Aces (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride and always behind, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, last of 18, 21l behind Hidden Universe (9-13) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
Call To Battle (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Settled in 2nd, dropped to 3rd after 6f, ridden under 3f out and soon weakened, no impression under 2f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind El Salvador (11-0) at Killarney 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gd in Jul.
Festive Cheer (FR) 9-2 (9-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along 2f out and no extra in 4th 1f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 4, 13l behind Parish Hall (9-12) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Forgotten Rules (IRE) Evensfav (11-7) Tracked leaders, led on inner 3f out, quickly went clear, stayed on strongly final furlong, very easily, impressive, won at Punchestown 2m 4yo NH flat gd in Apr beating Alamein (11-7) by 13l, 18 ran.
Shu Lewis (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 2nd 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 5l behind Ernest Hemingway (10-0) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.