The Panhandler's second to Craftsman on heavy going at Listowel was a fine effort and he wouldn't need to improve much to take a hand. BELISARIUS was unfancied on his debut at Gowran but caught the eye in no uncertain terms, just starting to make ground from the rear when stumbling and losing all chance. With that behind him he can make amends though a close eye should be kept on his stablemate Gypsy King, a half-brother to three smart winners. There are plenty of nicely-bred newcomers to look out for including Dermot Weld's Good Tradition, who is related to a host of winners.
An Fear Ciuin (IRE) Galileo colt out of Potion.
Belisarius (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In rear, some progress entering straight, went 9th and ridden 2f out, staying on when clipped heels and stumbled under 1f out, kept on close home, 5th of 15, 7l behind Mandatario (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Dashing Dynamo (IRE) Alhaarth colt out of Dashing Diva.
Ebasani (IRE) Manduro colt out of Ebatana.
Fiscal Focus (IRE) Intense Focus colt out of Elida.
Good Tradition (IRE) Pivotal colt out of Token Gesture.
Gypsy King (IRE) Galileo colt out of Dancing Shoes.
Maskoon Aqlaam colt out of Tamazug.
San Quentin (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th early, no extra from under 2f out, 10th of 11, 18l behind Australia (9-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
The Panhandler (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, challenged straight, no impression under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd on line without troubling winner, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Craftsman (9-5) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn aut hvy in Sep.