Aidan O'Brien has won three of the last four renewals and though EXACT is hardly a stable star this could be his trip as he stayed on over a mile on heavy ground at Listowel before fading over 1m4f at Gowran last time where he was in the lead at this distance. Brinestine has run well enough without really looking like getting there and Pacelli Road has a long absence to overcome. John Oxx' newcomer Nimdani, a son of Dalakhani, won't need to be a world-beater to make a winning start and the market should tell us more.
Aurifodina (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression straight, 13th of 20, 17l behind Ebazan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks in Sep.
Brinestine (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Soon prominent, 3rd halfway, 4th straight, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 6th of 20, 8l behind Ebazan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks in Sep.
Exact 8-1 (9-5) Close up, 2nd and ridden over 3f out, challenged entering straight, 4th over 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 5th of 16, 8l behind Shu Lewis (9-4) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks gd.
Nimdani (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of Narmina.
Pacelli Road (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 18, 16l behind Takar (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn sft in Nov.
Damhsa Le Cheile (IRE) Teofilo filly out of Damiana.
Title Music (IRE) Rainshack filly out of Meadow Music.