|2nd||Cristoforo Colombo (USA)||11/10|
|1 (5)||31||Almanack 43||2||9-3 t||W M Lordan||T Stack||14/1|
|2 (4)||43||Ayaar (IRE) 16||2||9-3||P J Smullen||M R Channon||20/1|
|3 (3)||13||Cristoforo Colombo (USA) 11||2||9-3||J P O'Brien||A P O'Brien||11/10|
|4 (7)||51||Pedro The Great (USA) 9||2||9-3||J A Heffernan||A P O'Brien||6/4|
|5 (1)||31||Probably (IRE) 14||2||9-3||W J Lee||D Wachman||7/1|
|7 (6)||95||Tiger Stripes 17||2||9-3||C D Hayes||A Oliver||25/1|
|6 (2)||66||Scotland Forever (IRE)||2||9-3||J P Shanahan||C O'Donoghue|
This has gone to UK trainers for the past two years but Aidan O'Brien had won seven of the previous eight with the likes of Holy Roman Emperor and Master Craftsman. He's doubly represented here but CRISTOFORO COLOMBO will start at very short odds after his excellent run in the Coventry Stakes and should have few problems though he has never faced ground this testing. Stablemate Pedro The Great made his debut behind Dawn Approach at Navan before scoring impressively on soft going at Leopardstown and could prove be the beneficiary if the favourite doesn't handle the conditions. Mick Channon's Ayaar has plenty to find on what he's shown to date but Probably is very progressive and hardly broke sweat to land his maiden at Limerick.
Almanack 4-5fav (9-5) Soon led and made virtually all, ridden and kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in May beating Truly Madly (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Ayaar (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression on winner and lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Toronado (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Cristoforo Colombo (USA) 13-2 (9-1) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner just inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 22, 1l behind Dawn Approach (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd.
Pedro The Great (USA) Evensfav (9-5) Broke well and made all, ridden over 1f out and stayed on well to draw clear, won at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn sft beating Wexford Opera (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Probably (IRE) 1-2fav (9-5) Led early, tracked leader, challenged from over 2f out, soon on terms, in front over 1f out and stayed on well to assert inside final furlong, won at Limerick 7f 2yo mdn gd beating Kingston Jamaica (9-5) by 2l, 7 ran.
Scotland Forever (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Hung right throughout, outpaced and never on terms, 6th of 7, 10l behind Chilworth Icon (9-0) at Epsom Downs 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gf.
Tiger Stripes 9-4fav (8-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Boston Rocker (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut gd.