An ordinary maiden but Aidan O'Brien complicates matters with three entries. Smuggler's Cove is out of a mare who has produced winners with her first two foals but it's Ol' Man River who really catches the eye on breeding. He cost an incredible €2.85million as a yearling and is by Montjeu out of the dual classic winner Finsceal Beo. He's obviously one to note though the more experienced ORDER OF ST GEORGE may just have his measure this time around. He was a bit unfortunate with the draw when runner-up to Parish Boy at Naas earlier this month and is taken to go one better. Jim Bolger is doubly represented and Kevin Manning has chosen the Teofilo colt Ring Presence over Novis Adventus, who will be better over further in time.
Blue Skimmer (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Soon led, pushed along and headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Crescent (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Idle Talker (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 9th of 14, 17l behind Fit For The Job (9-5) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn aut gd.
Mandamus 66-1 (9-5) Raced 4th, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression on leaders, dropped to moderate 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Vert De Grece (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn.
Novis Adventus (IRE) New Approach colt out of Tiffed.
Ol' Man River (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Finsceal Beo.
Order Of St George (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to go 2nd early final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Parish Boy (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn.
Pat Harkin (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Always rear, no extra from 2f out, last of 15, 26l behind Parish Boy (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn.
Prologue (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Led, joined halfway, led again and pushed along over 2f out, kept on under pressure, headed 75 yards out and no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Clonard Street (9-5) at Galway 1m 2yo mdn.
Ring Presence (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Maoineach.
Smuggler's Cove Fastnet Rock colt out of Chenchikova.