Aidan O'Brien had five of the original 15 entries and relies on THOMAS WEDGWOOD. A son of Galileo out of a 6f winner, he has entries in the Derbys at the Curragh and Epsom and is taken to make a successful start. Gentry, who has had the benefit of a run at Tipperary in October, is by Nayef and this should be his trip but though Hardstone has shown promise at Dundalk he's taking on potentially useful performers here. Jim Bolger's Teofilo colt Theophilus is also in the Epsom Derby and his dam produced New Regalia, who is in the previous race, with her first foal.
Asknotwhat (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along entering straight, soon squeezed for room and dropped to 7th, no extra, 7th of 8, 16l behind Fascinating Rock (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks in Mar.
Battle Hymn 7-2 (8-9) Chased leader, led after 2f, clear after 4f, reduced advantage 3f out, ridden and challenged 2f out, soon disputed, headed inside final furlong and no extra closing stages, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Sinndar Desert (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Gentry (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Soon rear of mid-division, closer in 8th approaching straight, no impression 2f out, kept on, 5th of 15, 13l behind Buonarroti (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f 2yo mdn in Oct.
Hardstone (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Disputed lead early, headed after 2f, 2nd after, dropped to 3rd and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Quadrivium (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Snowmane (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt and towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden in 10th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 15, 7l behind Century (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn gd in Oct.
Theophilus (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Simonetta.
Thomas Wedgwood (IRE) Galileo colt out of Mythical Echo.