Aidan O'Brien has two entries in this moderate contest and will be hoping for a pre-Arc boost from either PARK AVENUE or Imperator Augustus. The pair were beaten a long way behind Stage Master at the Curragh a week ago but the former had run well behind Factum here previously and his experience on the surface can count. Free Art has raced in much better company including against Pathfork and Zoffany so must be taken very seriously though he didn't look to have made much progress when only fourth here last time.
Clonmakate Flyer (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Held up, weakened straight, 11th of 13, 18l behind Ballybacka Lady (8-6) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Sep.
Free Art 11-4 (9-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, 4th under pressure entering straight, kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 13, 6l behind Ballybacka Lady (8-6) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Sep.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 17th of 21, 15l behind Stage Master (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn in Sep.
Indian Scout 33-1 (9-3) Always behind, 11th of 12, 15l behind Declan's Warrior (9-3) at Cork 5f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Light The Wad (IRE) Rakti gelding out of Miss Bear.
Park Avenue (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Prominent on stand's rail, 3rd approaching halfway, soon lost place, 9th under pressure 2f out, weakened, 14th of 21, 13l behind Stage Master (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn in Sep.