Sophisticated Heir was well beaten on his debut at Dundalk but did better in testing conditions at the Curragh and is expected to make a nice three-year-old. FORTIFY was expected to progress enough from his initial run to score at Roscommon but couldn't quicken and should be better suited by this longer trip. He's Aiden O'Brien's only runner of the meeting and should get off the mark. Polished Rock didn't enjoy Polytrack on his final start after looking much more at home on soft ground at Leopardstown earlier. Frozen North did better when tackling heavy ground for the first time at Roscommon while David Wachman has won this twice in recent years and his Danehill Dancer colt Hue And Cry is one to note in the market.
Authorative (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra over 3f out, weakened, last of 9, 44l behind Leading Light (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Blistering Dancer (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Soon towards rear, weakened approaching straight, trailing from 1 1/2f out, last of 12, 26l behind Foundry (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks sft in Nov.
Diesel Ten (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, struggling and no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 11l behind Eusepio (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol.
Fortify 11-10fav (9-5) Led and disputed, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Beyond Thankful (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn in Oct.
Frozen North (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along in 9th halfway, ridden in 8th and no impression 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Beyond Thankful (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn in Oct.
Hue And Cry Danehill Dancer colt out of Time Ahead.
Lucky Kitten (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no impression from 2f out, 4th of 6, 11l behind Kingdom (9-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Majestic Secret (IRE) Majestic Missile colt out of Ionian Secret.
Polished Rock (IRE) 6-4 (9-2) Disputed lead, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened, 8th of 9, 10l behind Abbey Vale (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Oct.
Seismic (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 8, 13l behind Eusepio (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol.
Sophisticated Heir (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Prominent, close 2nd and ridden 2 1/2f out, dropped to 3rd and no extra under 1f out, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Kingdom (9-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.