INDIAN CHIEF is comfortably the pick on official ratings and looks another for the Ballydoyle team. Entries in two Group 3's suggest he's better than this and and his close third in the Dante behind Libertarian and Trading Leather is by far the best form on offer. St Jean has never recaptured the form that saw him score at Tramore by 16l and that now looks a fluke but Opera Gloves has some smart form to her credit including when narrowly beaten by Venus De Milo in a Listed race at Naas.
Indian Chief (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Always behind, 9th of 12, 7l behind Remote (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
St Jean (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Settled in 3rd off pace and closer in 4th halfway, ridden early straight and no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, last of 4, 4 1/2l behind Ernest Hemingway (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Opera Gloves (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear and 13th entering straight, ridden and headway from over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong to nearly snatch 4th, 6th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Tandem (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf in Jul.