Henson made a very encouraging debut in a Bellewstown maiden in July where he showed good pace. The winner, third, fourth and fifth have all won subsequently so the form looks strong. Hardstone took some time to warm up on his debut last month but was staying on nicely once getting the hang of things and could reverse the form with runner-up Vector Force, who had the benefit of previous experience. Screenshot was just outpaced in the closing stages by Blue Hussar at Leopardstown then again attempted to make most here and was caught in the dying strides. Both of those races were over 7f and, as he's out of a 1m4f winner, tonight's trip should hold no terrors. David Wachman's newcomer QUADRIVIUM makes a belated debut and the son of Henrythenavigator out of a winning miler won't need to be a world-beater to make a winning start.
Bold Henmie (IRE) Henrythenavigator gelding out of Seminole Lass.
Conocedor (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Chased leader, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 8l behind Mr Good Guy (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Credit The Giver (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Irina.
Hardstone (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, 9th 2f out, ridden in 7th 1f out, kept on well final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Zarib (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Nov.
Henson 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, good headway to lead 2f out, soon strongly pressed and headed 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong but not match winner, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Ubiquitous Mantle (9-0) at Bellewstown 1m 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Mozzy (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th approaching straight, switched left 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 11, 10l behind Magnolia Beach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Osuileabhain Iffraaj gelding out of All I Ask Of You.
Quadrivium (USA) Henrythenavigator colt out of Sea Of Showers.
Screenshot (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Chased leader, close up halfway, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong and headed close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Azurite (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Vector Force (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Disputed lead, led over 2f out, soon ridden, strongly pressed 1f out, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Zarib (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Nov.