Dont Bother Me has done nothing wrong in his two starts against decent opposition and his experience should get him into the mix but he comes up against several choicely-bred youngsters. Teoranta finished just a neck behind him when both made their debuts behind Alfonso De Sousa here last month and Jim Bolger's filly may just have the more scope. The winner that day is trained by Aidan O'Brien who has won this for the past two years and is double-handed this time. BATTLE OF MARENGO is just given the vote as the son of Galileo is out of Anna Karenina, a Listed winner over a mile. John Oxx won this in 2008 with the great Sea The Stars and Zainda looks the pick of his pair with Johnny Murtagh on board though Abu Nayef has a superb pedigree being a half-brother to four winners and out of the high-class Queen's Logic.
Abu Nayef (IRE) Nayef colt out of Queen's Logic.
Approval Given 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, 8l behind Washboard Sam (9-2) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jul.
Battle Of Marengo (IRE) Galileo colt out of Anna Karenina.
Beck Cass (IRE) Barathea colt out of Rafine.
Big Whiskey (IRE) Ad Valorem colt out of El Opera.
Dont Bother Me (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on without threatening winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Thunder Mountain (9-5) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn gd in Jul.
Everglades Island (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Hula Angel.
Gmac (IRE) Excellent Art colt out of Kafayef.
Highest Office 25-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 11th of 14, 8l behind Washboard Sam (9-2) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jul.
Magnolia Ridge (IRE) Galileo colt out of Treasure The Lady.
Minister Of Mayhem Sakhee's Secret colt out of First Fantasy.
Polished Rock (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, ridden early straight and no impression in 4th over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 10, 8l behind Nevis (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn sft in Jul.
Trading Leather (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Night Visit.
Zarkiyr (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Zarkalia.
Penny Serenade (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Disputed early and tracked leader in 2nd, ridden early straight and soon weakened, eased when beaten, last of 10, 21l behind Nevis (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn sft in Jul.
Teoranta (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 11l behind Afonso De Sousa (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gd in Jul.
Zainda (IRE) Dr Fong filly out of Zafayra.