Comment: Fast improving colt who completed hat-trick in 12f listed race at Leopardstown by 4¼l from Numen. More to come now he goes up to 14f so interesting contender for yard who have farmed this event.
Comment: Only 3 runs but he arrives on hat-trick after impressive wins in Tipperary maiden and handicap here (12f, evens) 14 months ago. Intriguing contender who shouldn't be underestimated despite absence.
Aidan O'Brien has won this Group 3 for the last six years so his upwardly mobile DELPHI is hard to side against, especially as he promises to be well served by the step up in trip as he goes in search of a fourth straight win. Last year's Irish St Leger heroine Search For A Song will doubtless present a stern test, while lightly-raced Micro Manage shouldn't be underestimated either.
Aidan O'Brien's number of winners in past 10 runnings.
7 Maria Christina
D. K. Weld's strike rate with horses running over 10f+
5 Micro Manage
W. P. Mullins's strike rate in mid season
Specific Place Hint: Of those forecasted with a better chance, Delphi could be most vulnerable in a race in which competition for the lead looks to be fierce: There is a chance of a pace burnout early, and Search For A Song is one who may benefit from being produced later.
Individual Price Hint: Sea The Lion traded at 10% or less of BSP and 50% or less of BSP on 2 of its last 4 starts: Master Of Reality traded at 10% or less of BSP, 25% or less of BSP and 50% or less of BSP on 3 of its last 5 starts.