He's No Saint did nothing wrong when narrowly beaten by Pleasant Bay at Dundalk and will improve though there are likely to be some smart newcomers here. Kevin Prendergast won the race a year ago and the Nayef colt Abushamah, whose dam has produced winners with her first four offspring, is one to note. Solar Focus makes a quick reappearance after a moderate debut at Gowran on Wednesday and Centre Of Interest may be a better proposition for Jim Bolger. Primogeniture, who is out of a classic winning mare in India, would be a welcome winner for John Oxx but once again it's Ballydoyle who should hold the aces with MASAI, by Oasis Dream out of a mare who produced a Grade 2 winner in the USA with her first foal, taken to see off stablemate Agena, though the latter is related to six winners.
Abushamah (IRE) Nayef colt out of Adaala.
Agena Galileo colt out of Dietrich.
Centre Of Interest (USA) Leroidesanimaux colt out of Saintly Hertfield.
He's No Saint 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway into 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, close 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, shared 2nd on line, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Pleasant Bay (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Aug.
Masai (IRE) Oasis Dream colt out of I'm In Love.
Not To Yield (USA) English Channel colt out of Miarixa.
Primogeniture (IRE) Glory Of Dancer colt out of Jacqueline.
Solar Focus (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, no impression from halfway, never a factor, 11th of 15, 23l behind Warbird (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn aut gf.
Zarib (IRE) Azamour colt out of Zariziyna.