Order Of St George standout in Irish St Leger

Order Of St George will face just five opponents when he bids to extend his winning spree in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh on Sunday.

Aidan O'Brien's charge completed his rise to the top of the staying ranks with a brilliant victory in this Group One event 12 months ago and is long odds-on to successfully defend his crown having continued his dominance this season.

A comeback victory in the Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown was followed by a clear-cut verdict in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and he made a successful return from a break in the Irish St Leger Trial over this course and distance three weeks ago.

The Ballydoyle maestro also saddles outsiders Unicorn and Kellstorm.

The sole British challenge in the field is the Ed Dunlop-trained Trip To Paris.

Last year's Gold Cup hero went on to run excellent races in both the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup in Australia last autumn, but an injury suffered in the Japan Cup delayed his return to action.

He eventually returned in a Listed event at Newbury in July and performed creditably to finish third, before going on to claim fourth in the Lonsdale Cup at York.

Willie Mullins is represented by Wicklow Brave, who was third in last year's renewal and occupied the same position on the Knavesmire last month.

Silwana, trained by Takashi Kodama, completes the line-up.

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