Aidan O'Brien won the first running of this with Amazing Beauty and ERNEST HEMINGWAY can keep the record intact. A son of Galileo out of a mare who won the Lingfield Oaks Trial, he's in the Derby's at Epsom and the Curragh and has to succeed here to justify those entries. Teodolite made her debut in very testing conditions at Tipperary in October and performed with credit. With her yard in such good heart she looks a major player but Handazan had a disappointing first campaign and will need to do much better. Hes Our Music ran well in two races over much shorter trips on this track late last summer and is expected to be suited by this distance.
Cropley (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 7th 3f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 9l behind Azamata (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks gd in Mar.
Ernest Hemingway (IRE) Galileo colt out of Cassydora.
Handazan (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden entering straight, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 19, 5l behind Thomasgainsborough (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks in Oct.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 7th approaching straight, 5th 2f out, ridden into 3rd early final furlong and kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Captain Cullen (8-12) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Oct.
Kashmir Peak (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, struggling from 2f out, soon no impression, last of 7, 10l behind Coolnagree (8-7) at Curragh 7f 3yo ext hcp in Mar.
Linkup (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Prominent, weakened from 3f out, last of 19, 35l behind Imperial Monarch (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn sft in Sep.
Treasure The Ridge (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden into 9th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 10l behind Frontier (9-5) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
Walk With Destiny (IRE) Cape Cross gelding out of Recite.
Boliani (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Always behind, weakened straight, eased final furlong, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Princess Highway (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn fll stks gd in Mar.
Teodolite (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, closer in 6th from 4f out, no impression under pressure from over 1f out, kept on well without threatening inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Mahaazen (8-9) at Tipperary 1m 1f 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.