Fresh Focus clearly needed the experience when last of six behind The Great War at the Curragh but wasn't beaten far and will be a different proposition this time. Blackbriar was also behind that winner at Tipperary but may not have the scope of Jim Bolger's colt though neither may be able to cope with ARANER. Dermot Weld's colt did little wrong on his introduction behind Rapid Approach and The Warrior at Cork and with progress virtually guaranteed he looks the one to beat. Royal County Boy has plenty of winning relatives but mostly over further.
Araner (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Settled in in rear on inner, switched towards outer from over 2f out, almost on terms in 3rd 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Rapid Applause (9-5) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn in Apr.
Dandyleekie (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Cockaleekie.
Fresh Focus (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, last of 6, 6l behind The Great War (9-7) at Curragh 5f 2yo stk gf.
Intenser (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Eased and pulled up inside first furlong, dismounted, in a race won by Herewego (9-2) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn aut, 13 ran.
No Fear (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led after 2f,headed over 2f out, no extra and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 12l behind Herewego (9-2) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn aut.
Royal County Boy (IRE) Royal Applause colt out of Oblique.
Thing Of Nothing (IRE) Haatef gelding out of Kris Spring.
Blackbriar 7-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace,, 4th of 6, 4l behind The Great War (9-5) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gf in Apr.
Jeremys Joy (IRE) Jeremy filly out of Desert's Queen.
Lady Mandeville (IRE) Strategic Prince filly out of My Causeway Dream.