John Oxx has some superbly-bred inmates in his yard and Askeria certainly comes into that category as she's a half-sister to the brilliant Azamour and several other high-class performers. Whether she will be good enough to beat the Ballydoyle representative SEPTEMBER MORN is another matter as Johnny Murtagh's pick of the three O'Brien entries is another blue-blood and looked in need of his return run behind Mister Carter here last month. Faranadooney took a long time to get the hang of things on his debut behind Legendary Lad at Cork but stayed on nicely and will have benefited from the experience. Maverick Man will need to improve on what he showed in his first campaign but there is every chance he will do so.
Bridge Mountain (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, headway on inner to 7th 2f out, ridden into 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Mister Carter (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks in Mar.
Faranadooney (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along in 6th 4f out, 3rd under 2f out, moderate 2nd inside final furlong, ran on well without threatening winner close home, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Legendary Lad (9-0) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn hvy.
Maverick Man (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th and no extra 2f out, weakened, 12th of 18, 22l behind Flying Cross (9-3) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn in Oct.
Peintre Ster (IRE) Peintre Celebre gelding out of Goldster.
September Morn (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, 7th 1f out, ran on well final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Mister Carter (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks in Mar.
Snow Blizzard (IRE) Sadler's Wells colt out of Pescia.
The Seanachie (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Always behind, 14th of 17, 19l behind Bogie (8-11) at Navan 1m mdn stks gs in Oct.
Troas (IRE) Dalakhani gelding out of Amathusia.
Askeria (IRE) Sadler's Wells filly out of Asmara.
Dearest Girl (IRE) Galileo filly out of Shastri.
Perfect Pearl (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 12th of 18, 26l behind White Front (9-3) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn aut sft in Oct.