Official ratings are on the side of TRUE VERDICT, who has never come anywhere near to replicating her close second to dual Group 1 winner Sky Lantern at Naas in June but should still be too good for these rivals. Wexford Opera was in front of her on her reappearance at the Curragh but had the benefit of a previous run and was beaten at Naas on Wednesday. Cottrell was behind the pair of them at the Curragh and looks held but City Of Culture made a belated racecourse debut over the minimum trip at Tipperary earlier this month and stayed on strongly so she can get involved.
Duke Of Mornington (IRE) Kodiac gelding out of Brosna Belle.
Paris Law (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Arbitrageur (9-2) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks gs in Sep.
Tamam Namoose (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 9th of 16, 9l behind Johnny Lynch (9-5) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks sft.
The Home Ruler (IRE) Jeremy gelding out of Newpark Lady.
City Of Culture (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden in 7th over 1f out, kept on into 4th final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Johnny Lynch (9-5) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks sft.
Ultra Steps (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Reluctant to lead parade ring, towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression straight, 11th of 14, 13l behind Esytopolishadimond (9-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Cottrell 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, 3rd 2f out and soon driven along, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Scotland Forever (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn stks sft.
Knockea (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden along halfway, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 8, 15l behind Akira (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn sft.
Lucky Green (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden approaching straight and no extra over 2f out, weakened, last of 5, 35l behind Ghaamer (9-5) at Cork 1m mdn stks sft.
Red All Star (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Towards rear, switched right and some headway 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, no extra, 8th of 12, 6l behind Scotland Forever (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn stks sft.
Wexford Opera (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Soon chased leaders, ridden into 6th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Gathering Power (8-8) at Naas 6f 3yo hcp.
Acting Talent (USA) Bernstein filly out of Soaring Emotions.
Bethany Bay (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, ridden 2f out and no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind Viztoria (8-12) at Curragh 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft.
Tonys Magic (IRE) Refuse To Bend filly out of Annmarie's Magic.
True Verdict (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway and soon not clear run, switched left and went 3rd 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Scotland Forever (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn stks sft.