Bunreacht and Island In The Sun are two who are likely have improved from two to three. Orgilgo Bay has the best form, finishing second in a Group 2 at the Curragh in September. He also ran in three Listed races in his first season but was beaten in a handicap on his fourth start and is starting to look a little exposed. That accusation can certainly be levelled at Ralston Road, disappointing when favourite at Listowel on his final start last year. EVERGLADES ISLAND was very green on his debut at Leopardstown in August and forced to race wide throughout. The Montjeu colt will have learned plenty from that, however, and should make up into a decent three-year-old. He can take this ahead of unraced stablemate Royal Irish Hussar and Dermot Weld's newcomer Make The News.
Better Value (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Mid-division early, soon towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, 8th of 9, 13l behind Sruthan (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Bunreacht (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon prominent, no impression under pressure from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 8, 15l behind Battle Of Marengo (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn gs in Aug.
Everglades Island (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outer, 3rd 3f out, soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 5th 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 15, 9l behind Dont Bother Me (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gs in Aug.
Longshadow 8-1 (9-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, no extra and weakened, last of 9, 28l behind Alpinist (9-5) at Curragh 1m 3yo mdn hvy in Mar.
Make The News (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Market Slide.
Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 3f out, headed approaching straight, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 16l behind Sugar Boy (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 1f 2yo lst stk (1) sft in Nov.
Ralston Road (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) Mid-division and niggled along early, ridden and no extra 3f out, 7th of 8, 23l behind Flameseeker (9-5) at Listowel 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Royal Irish Hussar (IRE) Galileo colt out of Adjalisa.
Dalandra 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 6th 4f out, ridden and no impression straight, 6th of 10, 6l behind Mazandaran (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Mar.
Island In The Sun (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 7th approaching halfway, no extra straight, 9th of 18, 12l behind Bunairgead (8-11) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Nov.
Tiffs Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, 15l behind Typhoon Lily (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn fll pol in Feb.
We'll Go Walking (IRE) Authorized filly out of Senora Galilei.