Annus Mirabilis attempted to make all over 1m2f at the Curragh but could only stay on at one pace when headed. He's very closely related to Ruler Of The World and Duke Of Marmalade so it's likely this trip will bring about some improvement. HUDSON'S BAY was a short-priced favourite when beaten by Ruler Of The World at the Curragh last April and didn't reappear until May where he found a mile inadequate. He still has huge potential and hopefully whatever has ailed him is in the past and he can go on to better things after this. Mr Rock showed some promise at Bellewstown and will certainly improve and may well reverse form with the more experienced Unrequited, who was about 4l in front of him.
Hudson's Bay (IRE) 6-4fav (10-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and close up 3f out, kept on under pressure, 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 18, 4l behind Tango Time (9-0) at Cork 1m mdn stks in May.
Annus Mirabilis (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, briefly drifted left under pressure 1f out, headed inside final furlong, dropped to 4th and no extra close home, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Sea The Lion (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf.
Mr Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, 8th early, impeded 4f out, 7th 3f out, 4th 1 1/2f out, one pace, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Lady Clitico (9-0) at Bellewstown 1m 4f mdn stks gd.
Unrequited (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Close up in 2nd, led inside first 4f, joined 5f out, led again 3f out, pushed along and attempted to assert 2f out, kept on final furlong, headed closing stages, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Lady Clitico (9-0) at Bellewstown 1m 4f mdn stks gd.