Aidan O'Brien won this last year with Cristofo Colombo and STUBBS can emulate him. He showed surprising pace for a son of Danehill Dancer out of the Irish Oaks winner Moonstone on his debut on heavy ground at the Curragh and should have come on enough to take this. Focussed started favourite for a 7f Limerick maiden but ran green and dropped away quickly so this trip should suit. The Organ Grinder made a very promising debut in the race won by the long odds-on Michaelmas at the Curragh and looks a threat while both Treadstone and Bru Mor have shown enough to get involved in a race that should produce plenty of winners.
All Aquest (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 8th 2f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 16l behind Najm Suhail (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn auc stks pol.
Focussed (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, niggled along before straight, dropped to 4th and no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 9l behind Expedition (9-5) at Limerick 7f 2yo mdn.
Prince Art (IRE) Art Connoisseur gelding out of Princess Misty.
Stubbs (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Narrow leader on rail, ridden 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed final 150 yards, no extra and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Saburo (9-5) at Curragh 5f 2yo mdn hvy in Mar.
The Organ Grinder (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Edged right leaving stalls and tracked leaders on outer in 4th, ridden 2f out and soon went 2nd, tried to challenge over 1f out but no impression on winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd closing stages, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Michaelmas (9-2) at Curragh 5f 2yo stks sft.
Timely Call (IRE) Royal Applause colt out of Simply Topping.
Too Many Diamonds (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, disputed lead briefly halfway, ridden in close 2nd 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 21l behind Najm Suhail (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn auc stks pol.
Treadstone 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and no impression on easy winner over 1f out, dropped to 4th and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Coach House (9-5) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn sft.
Abbakova (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of Over Rating.
Bru Mor (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leader in 2nd, driven along 2f out and soon no impression, no extra in rear final furlong, last of 5, 6l behind Michaelmas (9-2) at Curragh 5f 2yo stks sft.
Ed Led Jed (IRE) Baltic King filly out of Winning Note.
Kheleyf Diamond (IRE) Kheleyf filly out of Luceball.