Celtic Man's victory at Bellewstown was over the minimum trip and he faces a stiff task in this much better race under a penalty. Both Gold Peregrine and Zakhm escape penalties for victories in auction races but the filly Remember You has extra as her unexpected success at Cork came in a maiden. Futurity should do better when tackling nurseries so the vote goes to the Ballydoyle newcomer GREAT WHITE EAGLE. He cost 120,000 dollars as a foal and a whopping 760,000gns as a two-year-old so must have impressed someone as entries in all the top juvenile races this year suggest.
Celtic Man (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Led or disputed lead, ridden and advantage over 1f out, kept on best under pressure inside final furlong, won at Bellewstown 5f 2yo mdn gf in Jul beating Sign From Heaven (8-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Balmont Blast (IRE) Balmont colt out of Margaret's Dream.
Gold Peregrine 4-7fav (9-5) Soon led and made virtually all, ridden to assert under 2f out and soon in command, stayed on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Naas 6f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jun beating Booker (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Great White Eagle (USA) Elusive Quality colt out of Gender Dance.
Zakhm (IRE) 1-5fav (9-5) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, went 3rd 2f out and soon ridden to challenge, led 150 yards out and kept on best under pressure, won at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jun beating Ubiquitous Mantle (9-0) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Remember You (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 3rd and edged out 1f out, stayed on to lead final 150 yards, kept on well closing stages, won at Cork 6f 2yo mdn sft in Jun beating Dove Mountain (9-5) by 1l, 6 ran.
Futurity (FR) 11-1 (8-4) Held up in touch, ridden along halfway, dropped to rear 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Minorette (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jul.
Tuilelaith (IRE) Clodovil filly out of Tamora.