Search For A Song is reported to be in rude health ahead of her bid for a third victory in the Comer Group International Irish St. Leger (Live on RTÉ1 from 1.55pm).

Trainer Dermot Weld has won the Curragh Classic on nine occasions in all, with Vintage Crop landing back-to-back renewals in the 1990s and Vinnie Roe securing four consecutive renewals between 2001 and 2004.

Having struck gold as a three-year-old in 2019 and successfully defended her crown 12 months ago, hopes are high that Search For A Song can complete the hat-trick on Sunday, having been saved for the race since finishing fifth in the Tattersalls Gold Cup in May.

Fiona Craig, bloodstock and breeding adviser to owners Moyglare Stud Farm, said: "All is good. I saw her at Rosewell House on Friday and her coat is like silk.

"Dermot has aimed her for this and rather kept her for it. She's in great nick and looks fantastic.

"It’s a tough race, but I think she’ll run her usual good race.

"It would be something special to win it for a third time – we’ll dream."

Search For A Song is one of 14 runners declared for the one-mile-six-furlong contest, with Joseph O’Brien firing a three-pronged assault.

The Owning Hill handler runs six-times course winner and Melbourne Cup hero Twilight Payment, as well as the prolific Baron Samedi and Master Of Reality.

Johnny Murtagh steps Sonnyboyliston up in class following his lucrative success in the Ebor at York last month.

He said: "He’s going well, he came out of the Ebor really well and we’re looking forward to seeing how he gets on in this."

Point Lonsdale has a 100% record

Point Lonsdale aims to extend the perfect start to his career to five races in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes.

Favourite for next year’s 2000 Guineas and Derby, Point Lonsdale won the Chesham at Royal Ascot, beating Reach For The Moon, and has handled each subsequent rise in grade with aplomb.

He won a Leopardstown Group Three by three lengths and a Curragh Group Two by four and a quarter, but undoubtedly faces his stiffest test to date.

"He’s done everything he’s been asked so far and seems to be in good form since his last run," said trainer Aidan O’Brien.

"We’ve just taken gradual steps with him and he’s been coming along gradually. We’ve been happy with him since the last day."

One of his rivals is already a Group One winner, however. Hugo Palmer’s Ebro River had run solid races in England through the summer but journeyed to Ireland to win the Phoenix Stakes and is attempting to complete a double last achieved by Air Force Blue in 2015.

"He’s in good form and we’ll see how he gets on," said Palmer. "He’s stepping up to seven furlongs. I think he’d have won the last day over seven, but he’s taking on different horses this time.

"I think it will be nice, good ground by the sounds of it."

Colin Keane rides Duke De Sessa for Dermot Weld, who has made no secret of the regard in which he holds the colt.

"We think he’s a very nice horse, we thought a lot of him going to Galway," said Keane. "I thought in Galway the only thing that might beat him was the track and that it was his first time out, to be honest, and it turns out it did.

"He rectified that at the Curragh the last day and showed us what he’s being showing us at home. We think he’s pretty smart all right."

Charlie Appleby has sent Quorto and Pinatubo to win in the last three years and this time relies on Native Trail, winner of the Superlative Stakes last time out.

In the fillies’ equivalent, the Moyglare Stud Stakes, the sponsors are aiming to win the prize for the first time with Homeless Songs.

Craig said: "She looks amazing. She’s only run the once as Dermot chose not to go for the Debutante, just because he felt she didn’t need a tough race three weeks beforehand.

"I think she’s been training very well – the lads seem very happy with her.

"It’s a very competitive Moyglare with some very good fillies there, but I’m sure she’ll run a good race.

"It’s quite exciting. We’ve been second and fourth, but we’ve never won it before.

"It would be a bit of a dream to win it."

Love (L) winning at Royal Ascot in June

Another star on show is O’Brien’s multiple Group One winner Love, who drops in class for the Moyglare "Jewels" Blandford Stakes.

She returned to action this season by winning the Prince of Wales’s Stakes but has been beaten in the King George and Juddmonte International since.

"Things just haven’t quite gone to plan since Royal Ascot, the pace of the races weren’t ideal but she’s been in good form since the last day," said O’Brien.

While she faces some smart fillies like La Petite Coco and Thundering Nights, it is nothing like the challenges she has come up against recently against Adayar and Mishriff.

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