Joseph O'Brien takes the ride on Battle Of Saratoga, whose form early last summer would probably be good enough, but he's become disappointing. Colm O'Donoghue is on board the stable's newcomer EL SALVADOR, who may be good enough to make a winning start as he's related to some useful performers and the Irish Derby entry is out of a Coronation Stakes winner. Handazan showed plenty of potential last season and his opening run this term at Dundalk should be ignored as he finished lame. Mizani can do best of the remainder with experience though there are several well-connected newcomers entered including Leyland and Nashville.
Black Spot On (IRE) Spartacus gelding out of Sushari.
Buckle Away (IRE) 80-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, last of 11, 17l behind Shalambar (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks gd in Aug '09.
Maidin Aerach (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon behind, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Hurricane Havoc (8-12) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn in Sep '10.
Wild China (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Prominent, in front when mistake 5th, ridden in 2nd after 3 out, no extra from before next, 13th of 15, 50l behind Coldstonesober (10-13) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Aurifodina (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Ovazione.
Battle Of Saratoga (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 4l behind Capeslew (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Nov.
Cottesloe (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly away and in rear, kept on from over 1f out, 11th of 21, 13l behind Singing Bird (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn stks sft.
Dante Inferno (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden into 7th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 9l behind Frontier (9-5) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
El Salvador (IRE) Galileo colt out of Balisada.
Handazan (IRE) 15-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along 4f out, ridden and no extra 3f out, 8th 2f out, kept on one pace (lame post race), 7th of 10, 19l behind Ernest Hemingway (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Apr.
I Fought The Law (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Keen hold on outer, no extra straight, 16th of 20, 39l behind Strada Colorato (9-5) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut gd in Apr.
Keep Swinging (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) With leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 11l behind Al Khan (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Leyland (IRE) Peintre Celebre colt out of Lasting Chance.
Mizani (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression leaders in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 3rd on line, 4th of 11, 7l behind Karatash (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn sft in Apr.
Nashville (IRE) Galileo gelding out of Brown Eyes.