Aidan O'Brien has won seven of the last 13 renewals and can make it eight with FRANCIS OF ASSISI, who was behind today's rival Barbados Bob at Fairyhouse last month but will have come on greatly for the experience. Illustrate also represents Ballydoyle and this hugely expensive colt must be kept on the right side. Johnny Lynch didn't have much chance against subsequent Listed winner Seolan at Listowel and should do better over this shorter trip while Leargas appeared to find the minimum trip too short at Tipperary after a promising start over this C&D.
Barbados Bob (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along into 8th 2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 16, 7l behind Gift From Heaven (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Decathlon (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Raced in 2nd to 3f out, dropped to 5th 1 1/2f out, no extra, last of 8, 20l behind Kingsbarns (9-5) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn.
Doc Holliday (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden in 9th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 11, 8l behind Mouteab (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Sep.
English Deer (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Ya Hajar.
Francis Of Assisi (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 9l behind Gift From Heaven (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
General Direction (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 10, 11l behind Quinine (9-0) at Down Royal 5f 2yo mdn in Sep.
Illustrate (IRE) Oasis Dream colt out of Kassiopeia.
Irish Bulletin (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders early, pushed along in 7th halfway, soon no extra, 10th of 11, 13l behind Mouteab (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Sep.
Johnny Lynch (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Seolan (9-0) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn aut hvy in Sep.
Leargas (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 9l behind Awakened Spirit (9-0) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn hvy in Aug.
Salvado (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Easter Fairy.
Snakes And Ladders (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, 6th of 7, 16l behind Seolan (9-0) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn aut hvy in Sep.
Tylery Wonder (IRE) Choisir gelding out of Over The Tylery.