BENVENUTO, a full-brother to the brilliant Henrythenavigator, showed nothing of his sibling's ability in his first season but this is a modest event and he can begin living up to his pedigree. After a promising debut here in October, Lingapour still appeared to find this trip on the short side when fancied on a return visit a month later and may do better over further. Top Spin is the form pick having finished about 10 lengths behind St Nicholas Abbey in the Group 2 Beresford Stakes at the Curragh though a subsequent last place in a Listed contest doesn't read so well. The selection's stablemate Ferdinand Magellan will be better suited to a stiffer test of stamina in time.
Benvenuto (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 8th on outer 2f out, ridden in 7th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 6l behind Diva Dolce (8-4) at Curragh 6f 2yo hcp 50-80 sft in Sep.
Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Very slowly away and always behind, 13th of 14, 29l behind Rock Pipit (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Dark Charmer (IRE) Xaar gelding out of Zayniya.
Echoes Of History (USA) Forestry colt out of Miss Zafonic.
Ferdinand Magellan (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden halfway, moderate 10th over 2f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 18, 17l behind Reiteration (9-5) at Curragh 1m 3yo mdn sft in Mar.
Lingapour (USA) 2-1fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, 9th into straight, progress into 6th 1f out, ran on closing stages, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Address Unknown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Passed The Test (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, kept on one pace from 1f out without threatening, 6th of 14, 5l behind Miss Velocity (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Slade (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on to 7th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 14, 8l behind Bashir Biyoum Zain (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Mar.
The Lock Master (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden in last halfway, progress into 6th and no impression 1f out, kept on without threatening, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Willyconker (8-11) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp 60-90 pol in Nov.
Top Spin (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 13l behind Gallic Star (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 2yo Listed stks (1) gf in Oct.