Energize showed some ability for Richard Hannon and first-time blinkers may be a help while Dermot Weld's newcomer Instruct is a half-brother to a couple of winners and out of a high-class mare so is definitely one to watch. Zeftan made a fair debut over the course and distance then stepped up to 1m3f and was narrowly beaten by Lonan. He was only headed in the closing stages after leading 2f out and will be difficult to beat though ROMANTIC could have his measure. A moderate performer for Sir Henry Cecil, he made his debut for new connections in a handicap over the track and trip last week where he stayed on very strongly and looked ready to win soon.
Batu (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Soon led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened quickly, last of 14, well behind Le Vent D'Antan (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Jan.
Doux Douce (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, 10th of 11, 20l behind Lonan (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Mar.
Energize (FR) 10-3 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway on outside halfway, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 21l behind Jane Lachatte (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Instruct (USA) Empire Maker gelding out of Etoile Montante.
Lake Storm (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Lonan (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Mar.
Romantic (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Towards rear, not clear run 2f out, ridden into 7th 1f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, no impression leaders, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Atlas Peak (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Zeftan (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, led under 2f out, kept on well, caught closing stages, 2nd of 11, nk behind Lonan (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Mar.
Around The Bend (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, 8th of 12, 21l behind Caesaria (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn stks hvy in Mar.
Flower Bouquet (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, weakened, 13th of 14, 15l behind Shabra Emperor (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Gold Tantrum (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression straight, 9th of 12, 18l behind Raise The Beat (9-10) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Mar.