Aidan O'Brien has won this twice in the past six years and The Islander, his only entry at the five-day stage, has an entry in the Irish 2000 Guineas. He's related to five winners including Group 3 winner Empowering. Aerialist cost 400,000 euros which is hardly surprising as he's by Sea The Stars out of a Group 3 winner. Tango Time is related to a host of winners over a variety of distances but ROUSAYAN made a very encouraging debut on soft ground at Leopardstown where he led at today's trip before finding the extra furlong just beyond him. Normal progress can see him take this. Iveagh Gardens missed the break but stayed on nicely at Navan in October and could provide a threat.
Delta Beat Beat Hollow gelding out of Delta.
Lean And Keen (IRE) 9-2fav (9-12) Led, joined from before halfway, headed and close 2nd over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 5th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Dancing Cosmos (9-8) at Dundalk 1m stks (0-75) pol in Dec.
Moto Moto (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, no impression from 3f out, 9th of 10, 26l behind Palace Of Winds (9-2) at Dundalk 1m pol in Jan.
Aerialist (IRE) Sea The Stars colt out of Maoineach.
Bobby's Heart (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up, closer in 5th before halfway, closed to dispute 3rd from 2f out, no impression and kept on final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Lone Star (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Feb.
Dark Alliance (IRE) Dark Angel gelding out of Alinda.
Pontificate (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, weakened from 2f out, 9th of 10, 20l behind Yes I Am (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Feb.
Prussian Eagle (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and always behind, no impression from 2f out, 10th of 14, 11l behind Lady Mega (8-4) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Rousayan (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, headway approaching straight and led over 1f out, soon ridden and strongly pressed inside final furlong, no extra and dropped to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Blue Hussar (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks sft in Nov.
Spring Focus (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 15, 11l behind Century (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn gd in Oct.
Taggeen (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Chaussons.
The Islander (IRE) Fastnet Rock colt out of Blue Cloud.
Iveagh Gardens (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up in touch in stand's side group, closer in 4th and ridden over 1f out, soon in pursuit of winner and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Golden Amber (9-0) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
Love The Feeling (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Awkward leaving stalls and very slowly away, always towards rear, last of 9, 20l behind Cristal Fashion (8-11) at Navan 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks sft in Oct.
Miss Gally Rio (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 9l behind American Hope (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Supernatural (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 5th, pushed along and no impression in 6th early straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 7, 11l behind Tahaany (9-0) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Taaluf (IRE) Nayef filly out of Walayef.
Tango Time (IRE) Danehill Dancer filly out of First Breeze.
Water Sprite (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 8th halfway, pushed along entering straight and 6th over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 11l behind Prince Of All (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol.
Wood Violet (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Soon settled in mid-division, 9th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 18l behind Chroussa (9-0) at Listowel 6f 2yo fll mdn in Sep.