CONAN'S ROCK attracted little attention on his debut at Limerick but couldn't have performed much better, staying on strongly over a mile to get close to the winner Zeftan. He'll improve for that and will be hard to beat while Resolute Response looked badly in need of the experience in heavy ground at Tipperary and will also have come on for the run. Lake Nova is by Montjeu out of a winning miler and still has a Derby entry. He's related to winners but faces a stiff task against race-fit rivals. Golden Silence may prove best of the remainder.
Conan's Rock 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 4th 1 1/2f out, closed in pursuit of winner final furlong, kept on well without quite getting there, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Zeftan (9-7) at Limerick 1m mdn stks.
Moreece (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace from 2f out, 10th of 14, 13l behind Zeftan (9-7) at Limerick 1m mdn stks.
Arch Pearl (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden 3f out, no extra from 2f out, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Caged Lightning (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Apr.
Dunbrin (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Always behind, never a factor, struggling 4f out, 12th of 14, 32l behind Safe Home (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo mdn sft in Apr.
Golden Silence (IRE) Shirocco gelding out of Guarantia.
Indian Icon (FR) Indian Rocket colt out of Playing Star.
Lake Nova (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Metaphor.
Resolute Response (IRE) 7-4 (9-5) Settled 4th, 3rd entering straight, pushed along to close 1 1/2f out, ridden 1f out, pressed 2nd inside final furlong, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Freewheel (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn stks hvy.
Zadawan (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, driven along in 10th halfway, kept on one pace under pressure in straight, moderate 6th from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 19l behind Pay Day Kitten (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut sft in Apr.