Aidan O'Brien has won this for the past two years and Tenth Star, runner-up to stablemate Daddy Long Legs in the Royal Lodge on his final start, has to go well to justify and entry in next week's Eclipse. The other entry from Ballydoyle, Learn, a close fourth behind French Fifteen in the Group 1 Criterium at Saint-Cloud, reappeared with a decent effort behind Sharestan in a similar contest over 1m2f here three weeks ago and he's likely to get much closer with that run under his belt. The winner is an obvious threat to all but conceding 13lb to MIZANI may prove beyond him. Mick Halford's colt was very impressive when scoring at Navan and though taking a big step-up in grade he has the size and scope to go on to better things.
Sharestan (IRE) 8-11fav (9-9) Prominent, mainly 3rd, 2nd from 2f out, challenged and on terms from over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to get on top inside last, won at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1) sft beating Defining Year (9-9) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Tenth Star (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Daddy Long Legs (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
Amira's Prince (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Held up, headway to track leaders 4f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 7l behind Rougemont (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gs in Apr.
Croi An Or (IRE) 4-1fav (8-4) Towards rear, never a factor, 15th of 17, 15l behind Glor Na Mara (8-13) at Curragh 1m hcp gd in May.
Learn (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Prominent, 2nd for much, 3rd under 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 7l behind Sharestan (9-9) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1) sft.
Mizani (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to lead over 2f out, ridden to assert over 1f out, stayed on strongly, easily, won at Navan 1m 3yo stk sft beating Ronan's Bay (8-12) by 9l, 4 ran.