Jim Bolger has won the last two of these and LIGHT HEAVY was mightily impressive when beating Furner's Green, who runs earlier on the card, on his reappearance here last month with Hit The Jackpot back in fourth. He'll need to step up against Ballydoyle's big gun David Livingston but has fitness on his side and the 5lb he receives from the Beresford Stakes winner may just be enough to swing things his way. Athens was beaten a long way by David Livingston in the Beresford but Call To Battle progressed nicely in his first campaign and puts his Derby credentials on the line.
David Livingston (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Made all, 3 lengths lead early straight, kept on well under pressure from over 1f out, reduced advantage closing stages, held on, won at Curragh 1m 2yo Grp 2 (1) hvy in Sep beating Akeed Mofeed (9-1) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Athens (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along in 3rd early straight, no impression on winner over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 5, 10l behind David Livingston (9-1) at Curragh 1m 2yo Grp 2 (1) hvy in Sep.
Call To Battle (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 2f out, ridden in close 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, ran around under pressure, kept on well close home, won at Leopardstown 1m 1f 2yo lst stk (1) sft in Nov beating Alla Speranza (8-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Hit The Jackpot (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no impression on leaders when squeezed for room briefly 1f out, no extra, 4th of 6, 4l behind Light Heavy (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo stk gd in Mar.
Light Heavy (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along in 3rd 4f out, under pressure in 4th entering straight, headway to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Leopardstown 1m 3yo stk gd in Mar beating Furner's Green (9-4) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Tower Rock (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in close 4th 2f out, no extra in 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Call To Battle (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 1f 2yo lst stk (1) sft in Nov.
While You Wait (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Chased clear leaders in 5th, never a factor, no extra under 2f out, last of 7, 13l behind Nephrite (9-1) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) in Oct.