Agreement didn't show much on his debut at Dundalk in September and with Joseph O'Brien choosing the dual Derby entry VICTORY SONG it's assumed he will be the Ballydoyle first string. A son of Galileo and a half-brother to the Oaks runner-up Wonder Of Wonders, he'll have to take this doing handstands to justify his classic entries. Bunreacht was expected to finish in front of stablemate We'll Go Walking at Gowran but ran poorly and is best watched but Dubai Deer has steadily improved and this longer trip should bring out the best in him. Jan Van Eyck may have to wait for a handicap before finally getting off the mark.
Agreement (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden and no extra 2f out, 5th of 6, 10l behind Sir Walter Scott (9-3) at Dundalk 7f 2yo stks pol in Sep.
Bunreacht (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Soon well off pace in mid-division, 7th and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 17l behind We'll Go Walking (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 4f 3yo mdn gd in Apr.
Dubai Deer 8-1 (9-5) Led and disputed, attempted to assert from 2f out, headed and kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Indian Chief (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo mdn sft in Apr.
Jan Van Eyck (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th halfway, no impression over 3f out, 6th of 9, 17l behind Leading Light (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Shutter Island (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and towards rear, mid-division in 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, 8th of 9, 25l behind Alpinist (9-5) at Curragh 1m 3yo mdn hvy in Mar.
Victory Song (IRE) Dansili colt out of All Too Beautiful.