BELISARIUS was returned a losing favourite on his comeback at the Curragh last month. But the form looks better in hindsight with the winner, Answered, making the frame in Group 3 company and the runner-up subsequently scoring. The Ballydoyle colt should find this easier and has plenty in hand at the weights with Captain Teemo, runner-up over a mile here in October. Princess Glamour may prove best of the remainder with experience, who have only shown modest form so far, but Resiliency is a newcomer to keep an eye on in the betting.
Belisarius (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, close 5th 2f out, soon ridden, under pressure in 3rd 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, no extra, 4th of 10, 7l behind Answered (9-5) at Curragh 1m 3yo mdn in Mar.
Benny Blanco (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, moderate 4th halfway, 5th 3f out, ridden and no impression entering straight, 5th of 8, 10l behind Sinndar Desert (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Captain Teemo (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Always prominent, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, in pursuit of winner inside final furlong, ran on without threatening closing stages, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Aussie Valentine (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Oct.
Celtic Artisan (IRE) Dylan Thomas gelding out of Perfectly Clear.
High Expectations (FR) 50-1 (9-5) Held up, soon in 5th, 6th before halfway, pushed along on outer into straight, no extra from under 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 17l behind Lone Star (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Feb.
Resiliency (IRE) Mastercraftsman colt out of Euroceleb.
Enterprising 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outer, ridden entering straight, dropped to 5th 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 8l behind Shanooan (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn fll pol in Jan.
Princess Glamour 4-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd before straight, challenged 2f out, 4th and no extra from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Magnolia Beach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.