Dermot Weld quickly puts blinkers on Impound, who looked in need of the run on his debut over 6f at Naas last month and ran accordingly. He'll leave that form behind but it's THE VATICAN who is handed the vote. He wasn't expected to get close to his stablemate Flying The Flag at Leopardstown a month ago but really took hold of the bit in the closing stages and stayed on very strongly. The extra furlong is just what the Galileo colt needs here and he should take this. Sugar Boy has been showing up well and there was plenty to like about his second to King George River at Gowran while the Ballydoyle newcomer Leading Light is a Montjeu colt and a half-brother to several winners.
Ballyorban (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 14, 6l behind Washboard Sam (9-2) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jul.
Idlewild 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 2 1/2f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Thunder Mountain (9-5) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn gd in Jul.
Impound 10-1 (9-5) Held up on stand's side, ridden and no impression from over 2f out, moderate 4th from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 10l behind Grafelli (9-5) at Naas 6f 2yo mdn hvy in Jul.
Leading Light (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Dance Parade.
Sugar Boy (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Led, headed before halfway, ridden in 2nd entering straight, kept on same pace in 2nd from over 2f out, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind King George River (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Jul.
The Vatican (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along in 4th before halfway, went 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace without troubling first 2, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Flying The Flag (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo stk gs in Jul.