Aidan O'Brien and Ger Lyons have won the last two renewals between them and their representatives look set to dominate again having the edge on experience on their rivals. CAPE CLEAR ISLAND is just preferred to Dandyleekie, though the latter got upset in the stalls before his latest second over this trip at Navan. The Ballydoyle colt made it third-time lucky at Fairyhouse last month and is capable of further progress. Tagg's Island is related to three winners and could prove the pick of the newcomers.
Cape Clear Island (IRE) 1-5fav (9-5) Always prominent, pushed along in 3rd halfway, ridden to lead under 2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, edged slightly left under pressure close home, all out, won at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jul beating Windsor Beach (9-5) by ns, 9 ran.
Dandyleekie (IRE) 15-8 (9-1) Upset in stalls, led, headed and ridden over 1f out, no impression on winner and kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Dick Whittington (9-1) at Navan 6f 2yo auc gf in Jun.
Compass Hill (USA) Mizzen Mast colt out of Zamindarling.
Tagg's Island (IRE) Excellent Art colt out of Miss Odlum.
Lucida (IRE) Shamardal filly out of Lura.