Cheers Buddy ran quite well on his debut behind Snow Mountain at Limerick but struggled when stepped up in grade at the Curragh and was a long way behind Sydney Harbour. Bintan is bred for this trip being a son of Acclamation but it's impossible to get away from the chances of the Ballydoyle pair RUDOLF VALENTINO and Sherwood Forest with preference for the former. The son of Oasis Dream is out of a mare who scored over 1m2f and though not showing much on his debut behind Longhunter at Leopardstown he looked in need of the experience and will have come on a great deal. Sherwood Forest is related to eight winners and out of a mare who landed a Grade 3 over 1m2f so it would be no great shock if he were to turn out the better of the pair.
Balmont Flyer (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Broke well, settled in 3rd on inner, ridden and no impression on leaders from early straight, moderate 4th over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 10, 11l behind Griffin (9-3) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn aut fm in Jun.
Bintan (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Syringa.
Cheers Buddy (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden and weakened from 2 1/2f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind Sydney Harbour (8-12) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jun.
Crowned Supreme (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride and always behind, 8th of 9, 26l behind Khelino (8-1) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jun.
Kalanore (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Very slowly away, trailing approaching straight, some late headway from over 1f out, kept on, 7th of 10, 21l behind Griffin (9-3) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn aut fm in Jun.
Lechevalier Choisi (IRE) Choisir colt out of Creekhaven.
Rudolf Valentino 7-1 (9-3) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 7l behind Longhunter (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gf in May.
Sherwood Forest (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Bex.