AUSTRALIA, a son of Galileo out of the brilliant Ouija Board, looked a relatively cheap buy at 525,000gns given his illustrious pedigree and started a short-priced favourite on his debut here last month. Unfortunately for his supporters he badly missed the break and had too much to do but stayed on strongly at the finish behind Renaissance Art and compensation awaits. Kerkeni wasn't far behind in third so it's significant that John Oxx is willing to take on the runner-up again while the winner's trainer is represented by the well-connected Spring Focus. Another son of Galileo, Juniper Tree, looks the Ballydoyle second string but Dermot Weld's horses are going well and the filly Carla Bianca is worth noting for the future though she'll probably need further.
Australia Evensfav (9-5) Very slowly away and held up in rear, ridden and progress after halfway, 6th 2f out, plenty to do in 5th 1f out, stayed on strongly close home to strongly press winner to line, unlucky, 2nd of 9, nk behind Renaissance Art (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Billboard (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed long in 7th halfway, no extra from 1f out, 8th of 11, 10l behind Sir John Hawkins (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf in May.
Captain Teemo (IRE) Oratorio colt out of Bluebell Park.
Juniper Tree Galileo colt out of Alexander Goldrun.
Kerkeni (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders on outer, ridden in close 4th 2f out, 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Renaissance Art (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Moonmeister (IRE) Mastercraftsman gelding out of Moon Unit.
Political Policy (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Waited with last of the 5, closed into straight, ridden in pursuit of 1st 2 from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Home School (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn gf.
San Quentin (IRE) Lawman colt out of In The Soup.
Spring Focus (IRE) Intense Focus colt out of Teacht An Earraig.
Carla Bianca (IRE) Dansili filly out of Majestic Silver.
Chicago Girl (IRE) Azamour filly out of Angelic Sounds.
Gorteo (IRE) Teofilo filly out of Gorband.