It's difficult to know what to make of ERNEST HEMINGWAY apart from that he'll find this rather less demanding than making the pace in the Arc. After landing a maiden over this C&D by 10l in April, he started favourite for the Dante at York where he finished tailed off last. Not seen again until Longchamp, he's given an opportunity to get back on track. Honourable Emperor has been racing at a high level since winning twice here at the beginning of the year and, as he's owned and bred by the O'Brien family, could be the one to bustle up the selection. Brendan Brackan also looks a threat after a fair effort in a Group 3 here last time when Banna Boirche was behind but Distant Memories is looking more of a hurdler these days.
Banna Boirche (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride and rear of mid-division, progress entering straight, ridden over 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Declaration Of War (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol.
Certerach (IRE) 9-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden on inner in 3rd 1 1/2f out, stayed on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol beating Super Say (9-8) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Prominent, led entering straight, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed under 1f out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Balmont Mast (9-6) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol.
Brendan Brackan (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) In rear, progress from 3f out, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on without threatening, 4th of 12, 4l behind Declaration Of War (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol.
Ask Jack (USA) 16-1 (8-8) Dwelt, always towards rear, 8th of 10, 9l behind Piri Wango (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gs in Aug.
Billyford (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, weakened straight, 12th of 14, 9l behind The Reaper (10-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.
Distant Memories (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Held up last of the 4, went in pursuit of winner in 2nd before straight, chance final furlong, no extra closing stages and just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Shadow Eile (9-4) at Galway 1m 6f stks sft in Aug.
Shadow Gate (JPN) (9-2) 2nd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Narita Crystal (8-11) at Kokura(JPN) stks in Mar '11.
Super Say (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, led 1f out, soon strongly pressed, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Certerach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Ernest Hemingway (IRE) 150-1 (8-11) 16th of 18, well behind Solemia (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gs.
Honourable Emperor (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, no impression straight, last of 12, 10l behind Declaration Of War (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol.
Virtuous Hawk (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Reluctant to race, always well behind, completely tailed off, last of 8, well behind Moo Sahara (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f sks pol.