Aidan O'Brien has won three of the last five but this is no easy start for the 675,000gns yearling Oklahoma City, who is by Oasis Dream out of a superbly-bred mare from a top middle-distance family. SUDIRMAN put a moderate debut behind him with a fine run behind Sir John Hawkins at the Curragh. The winner certainly didn't let the form down in the Coventry Stakes and David Wachman's colt looks the one to beat. Jim Bolger is quick to bring Home School out again after a promising debut behind The Organ Grinder at Limerick on Saturday where he was a bit unlucky in-running. He'll have improved enormously for the experience as will Shining Emerald for a very encouraging effort behind the more experienced Freedom Square at the Curragh. Bismark and the newcomer Tahaany are others to note in what should prove an informative event.
Bismark (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd 1 1/2f out, ridden to narrow lead 1f out, soon disputed, headed close home and no extra, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Muscle Beach (9-5) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn aut gf.
Home School 4-1 (9-5) Soon raced in 3rd, 2nd and niggled along into straight, dropped to close 3rd from 1f out, soon slightly short of room and no extra, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind The Organ Grinder (9-5) at Limerick 7f 2yo mdn.
No Demons (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along 2f out, 9th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Muscle Beach (9-5) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn aut gf.
Oklahoma City Oasis Dream colt out of Galaxy Highflyer.
Shining Emerald 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, keen hold, 7th 2f out, 6th 1f out, stayed on well without threatening inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Freedom Square (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf.
Sniper Dubawi colt out of Anayid.
Sudirman (USA) 11-2 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out and soon strongly pressed, headed early final furlong and dropped to 3rd, no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Sir John Hawkins (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf in May.
Futurity (FR) Intense Focus filly out of She's Misbehaven.
Lisnagirl (IRE) Alhaarth filly out of Global Tour.
Tahaany (IRE) Raven's Pass filly out of Photophore.