John Constable has been at very short odds in all five starts to date and his latest run at Tipperary was probably his worst. He can't be selected with any confidence despite the fact his earlier form is far superior to that of his rivals. RESILIENCY was well supported to beat the odds-on Belisarius at Dundalk but couldn't match his finishing burst. He'll have learnt plenty from the run and is handed the vote to go one better. Corona Borealis and Asknotwhat don't look quite good enough but Jim Bolger runs a very interesting newcomer in Sparanai, who is by the same sire as the brilliant Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom and out of a superbly bred mare.
Asknotwhat (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led, joined before halfway, pressed 2f out, headed well over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 9l behind Theophilus (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 4f 3yo mdn hvy in Apr.
Atan (IRE) Alhaarth gelding out of Belle Of The Lodge.
Bogardus (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Prominent, led halfway, disputed 3f out, under pressure 2f out and dropped to 5th, weakened, 6th of 8, 10l behind I'll Be Your Clown (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo mdn.
Corona Borealis 5-1 (8-12) Mid-division, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd over 1f out, kept on well to 2nd close home, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind I'll Be Your Clown (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo mdn.
John Constable (IRE) 9-10fav (9-7) Soon led, ridden and headed 3f out, no extra in 3rd over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Aussie Valentine (9-9) at Tipperary 1m 1f 3yo hcp sft in Apr.
Karezak (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Bumped slightly at start, soon pushed along in rear, no impression from halfway, 13th of 15, 27l behind Warbird (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Sep.
Resiliency (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, soon no impression on winner kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Belisarius (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Apr.
Sakhra 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt and always in rear, 9th and driven along approaching straight, no threat from 2f out, eased when well beaten inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 28l behind Free Eagle (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Snowmane (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) In rear, 5th from halfway, no impression from 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, eased, 5th of 6, 22l behind Theophilus (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 4f 3yo mdn hvy in Apr.
Miss Foaley (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 4th, pushed along to go 3rd approaching straight, ridden over 2f out and soon no extra in 4th, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 15l behind Sereza (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo fll stks in Apr.
Sparanai (USA) Leroidesanimaux filly out of Unbridled Treasure.