The Drunken Dr's fourth place behind Zoffany at Leopardstown wasn't a bad debut effort but he faces some very choicely-bred youngsters here including three from Coolmore, who have won this seven times in the past 10 years. With Johnny Murtagh at Newmarket Seamus Heffernan would probably have had the pick though his mount Jackaroo is by Galileo and will be better suited by further in time, a remark that also applies to the stable's Eskimo, another son of Galileo. The third representative, ALEXANDER POPE, is by Danehill Dancer out of a mare who won as a juvenile and is related to the top-class sprinter Superstar Leo. Oor Jock has plenty of pace in his pedigree while Beart is out of a mare who won over 7f as a two-year-old.
Alexander Pope (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Starship.
Beart (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Bronntanas.
Eskimo (IRE) Galileo colt out of Dietrich.
Jackaroo (IRE) Galileo colt out of Ardbrae Lady.
Noble Call (IRE) King's Best colt out of Really.
Oor Jock (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Katdogawn.
Solaras Exhibition (IRE) Great Exhibition colt out of Solara.
Stoney Plain (IRE) Fath gelding out of Torrmana.
Sydney Harbour (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Amethyst.
The Drunken Dr (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outer, ridden entering straight, no extra in 4th from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 5, 7l behind Zoffany (9-3) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gf in Apr.
Gatamalata (IRE) Spartacus filly out of Ardent Lady.