Handazan will almost certainly improve on his debut and, along with Kilbeggan third Wimpole Street, looks the pick of those with experience. Aidan O'Brien, responsible for the latter, also saddles the Galileo newcomer Imperial Monarch, who cost 210,000gns as a yearling and is from the same family as the useful The Great Gatsby. Azamata could also be interesting, while Heavy Weight and King's Warrant represent powerful yards. But it could be worth having a second look at CALGACUS, who is related to some high-class winners in Hong Kong and the States and cost connections 500,000gns. Pat Smullen prefers him to stablemate Sundrenched Coast so he gets the vote.
Alizari (IRE) Oratorio colt out of Alaya.
Amira's Prince (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Twice The Ease.
Ancelotti (IRE) Modigliani colt out of Dazilyn Lady.
Armed Guard (IRE) Medicean colt out of Fairest Of All.
Azamata (IRE) Azamour colt out of Brave Madam.
Calgacus (IRE) Galileo colt out of Katdogawn.
Don Long (IRE) Dylan Thomas gelding out of Spinney.
Handazan (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, driven along approaching straight, no threat and kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 11l behind Astrology (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Heavy Weight (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Sister Angelina.
Imperial Monarch (IRE) Galileo colt out of Ionian Sea.
King's Warrant (IRE) King's Best colt out of Ask Annie.
Linkup (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Always behind, ridden and no impression entering straight, 8th of 9, 27l behind Astrology (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Luaimneach 33-1 (8-10) Soon mid-division, 6th for much, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 7th of 11, 17l behind Requisition (9-3) at Galway 1m 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Optimist (IRE) Galileo colt out of Grecian Glory.
Pacific Wave (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 17l behind Parish Hall (9-3) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gf in Apr.
Sundrenched Coast (USA) Van Nistlerooy colt out of Harve De Grace.
Sure Reef (IRE) Choisir colt out of Cutting Reef.
Watt Broderick (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 8l behind Forces Of Darkness (8-12) at Bellewstown 1m 2yo mdn aut gd in Aug.
Wimpole Street (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, kept on under pressure final furlong without matching 1st 2, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Hurricane Ridge (9-0) at Killarney 1m 2yo mdn gd in Aug.