ONEEIGHTOFAMILE, four times a winner in 2011, was having only his second subsequent start when runner-up to Juara at Tipperary in June and looks ready to regain the winning thread. Foot Soldier ran a superb race behind Hidden Universe at Galway then may have been feeling the effects when a beaten favourite there a few days later. He had Wood Breizh behind in the first of those races and should do so again but Knight's Parade is a big threat after a brave attempt to concede weight to the in-form Ridestan at the Festival.
Jack Daddy 10-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and weakened from over 3f out, no impression from 2f out, tailed off, last of 10, 36l behind Bayan (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Jul.
Bell Weir 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leader in 2nd, reminders halfway, under pressure entering straight and no impression in 6th over 1f out, no extra final furlong, eased, 7th of 8, 22l behind Newellen (8-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp 60-90 in May.
Oneeightofamile (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, improved into 6th before straight, challenged and on terms over 1f out, drifted right inside final furlong and headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Juara (8-11) at Tipperary 1m 6f hcp 50-75 in Jun.
Wood Breizh (FR) 20-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and short room briefly entering straight, 8th 1f out, kept on without threatening, 6th of 18, 5l behind Hidden Universe (9-13) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
Knight's Parade (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression on winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 15, 4l behind Ridestan (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f stks gd in Jul.
Foot Soldier (IRE) 4-1fav (9-6) Slowly into stride and pushed along, soon mid-division, some progress into moderate 3rd entering straight, no impression and dropped to 4th final furlong, 4th of 16, 14l behind Winter Lion (9-3) at Galway 1m 6f hcp 50-70 sft.