Aidan O'Brien has had one winner from his past 18 runners up to yesterday and had several setbacks at Naas on Wednesday. JOHANN STRAUSS also disappointed when a short-priced favourite for the Tattersalls Millions at Newmarket but his overall form, especially when a close runner-up to Kingston Hill in the Racing Post Trophy, is in a completely different category to these rivals. He has five Group 1 entries and will be a very warm order to finally lose his maiden status. Atlantic Sea and Refusetolisten have the best form of the opposition with the latter possibly having the more scope while Johnny Murtagh is in good form and Bwindi is one to note though the best of the newcomers could prove to be Glowing Report, who is by Dansili and the first foal of a Group 2 winner.
Atlantic Sea 6-1 (9-10) In rear, ridden on outer from early straight, no impression 2f out, soon one pace in 5th, 5th of 6, 10l behind Warbird (9-10) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo stk.
Bad News Bear (IRE) Big Bad Bob gelding out of Cosmic Speed Queen.
Bwindi (IRE) High Chaparral gelding out of Caona.
Derulo (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, 10th approaching straight, ridden to go moderate 8th and no impression from over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 14, 5l behind The Islander (9-5) at Cork 7f 3yo mdn in Apr.
Dresden Green (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th early straight, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 17, 9l behind Kerkeni (9-5) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut in Apr.
Glowing Report (IRE) Dansili colt out of Campfire Glow.
Hollywood King (USA) Arch colt out of Lettre Spirituelle.
Johann Strauss 13-8fav (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 14, 8l behind Sudden Wonder (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gd in Apr.
Sunlit Rome (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, dropped to 7th and no extra from 2f out 13th of 14, 31l behind Ashtaroth (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo mdn.
Ballad Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, puhsed along approaching straight, soon no impression, 11th of 14, 24l behind Ashtaroth (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo mdn.
Refusetolisten (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, disputed lead briefly under 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Trinity Force (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Apr.