Aidan O'Brien had six of the original entries and Adjusted and Tigris River represent the yard. Both are sons of Montjeu and looked in need of the experience and a longer trip on their debuts so should do much better this season. Kevin Prendergast has won this three times in recent years so the newcomer Maskoon should be noted in the betting as he'll be suited by the trip. John Oxx had a terrible 2013 so will want to be up and running this time and there are big expectations about MARAKOUSH, who is in the 2000 Guineas and both Derbys. He's related to several high-class performers and out of a top-class mare and showed plenty on his debut at the Curragh in October. Austere Approach is related to several winners and is worth a look on his debut while Fascinating Rock didn't do much wrong in very testing ground here in October.
Adjusted (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Waited with in rear, went moderate 4th from over 1f out, kept on without threatening, 4th of 6, 6l behind Evason (9-5) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
Asknotwhat (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Attempted to make all, headed over 1f out, soon no extra in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Evason (9-5) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
Austere Approach (IRE) New Approach colt out of Ovazione.
Drummore Road (IRE) The Carbon Unit colt out of Eliza Berry.
Fascinating Rock (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway into 6th approaching straight, pushed along and no impression in 7th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 9l behind Adelaide (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks sft in Oct.
Marakoush (IRE) 15-8fav (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along to lead 2f out, ridden and challenged 1f out, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Century (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn gd in Oct.
Maskoon Aqlaam colt out of Tamazug.
Tigris River (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Prominent and led before halfway, headed over 1f out and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Ebanoran (9-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn gd in Oct.