Dermot Weld has won this for the past three years and Galileo's Choice will make a bold bid though it's a long time since he ran over a trip as short as this. Bible Belt scored at this level in August and has raced in higher class subsequently. She was well behind So You Think in the Tattersalls Gold Cup on her only start this season and will need to be at her very best. TREASURE BEACH carries no Group 1 penalties for his victories in last year's Irish Derby and Secratariat Stakes. He's only raced at the highest level in his last nine starts and this represents a big drop in class so he's handed the vote. Light Heavy scored at Grade 3 and 2 level here in the spring but couldn't handle Camelot and Born To Sea in the Irish Derby. He's still on the upgrade and can go well without troubling the selection.
Bob Le Beau (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, no impression in 5th early straight, no extra from well over 1f out, 5th of 6, 9l behind Galileo's Choice (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Jul.
Galileo's Choice (IRE) 6-5fav (9-9) Settled in 4th, 3rd from halfway, ridden and headway in straight to lead 1f out, kept on best inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Jul beating Aklan (8-13) by 2l, 6 ran.
Steps To Freedom (IRE) 11-4 (9-9) Slowly into stride, raced mainly 5th, ridden in 4th entering straight and no real impression, kept on same pace into 3rd final furlong, not reach first 2, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Galileo's Choice (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Jul.
Treasure Beach 20-21fav (8-8) 5w upper str, no kick, 5th of 8, 10l behind Point Of Entry (8-6) at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 3f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul.
Bible Belt (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, closer after halfway, 4th and ridden early straight, soon no extra, 4th of 5, 16l behind So You Think (9-1) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in May.
Light Heavy (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 3rd, closer after halfway and ridden in 2nd entering straight, no impression under pressure in 3rd over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Camelot (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Jun.
Blue Corner (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Settled in 3rd, headway to challenge 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong without quite reaching winner, 2nd of 4, hd behind Warwick Avenue (9-3) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks sft in Jul.
Massiyn (IRE) 9-4fav (8-10) Soon waited with towards rear, switched to launch challenge from under 2f out, ridden into 6th 1f out, stayed on well with not much room inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Aklan (8-10) at Roscommon 1m 4f Listed stks (1) sft in Jul.