Stirabout showed nothing on his debut and though producing a much better effort at Cork the runner-up has been well beaten in two subsequent starts. Aidan O'Brien has won the last four of these including with Camelot in 2011. Tonight's representative, GEOFFREY CHAUCER, is a brother to a winner and half-brother to five others including the high-class Shamardal. He's expected to keep up the stable tradition in this though Dermot Weld's filly Tarfasha, a daughter of Teofilo and related to numerous winners including Galileo Rock and Saddler's Rock, could well be very useful and has to be respected.
Geoffrey Chaucer (USA) Montjeu colt out of Helsinki.
Stirabout (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outer, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 1f out, no extra in 3rd closing stages, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Remember You (9-0) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn sft in Jun.
Tarfasha (IRE) Teofilo filly out of Grecian Bride.