Fountain Of Youth won the first running last year at odds of 1/10 but didn't win again so Aidan O'Brien will be hoping BATTLE OF MARATHON can go on to better things after taking this. He's by War Front, the sire of Declaration Of War, and out of a Group 2 winner and with several major entries connections will be disappointed if he can't make a successful start. Puck Fair looks his main rival after her very promising debut behind Coto at Naas where she was in touch throughout and wasn't beaten far. Lupie came up against some useful types in his first three starts then appeared to find 6f beyond him at Naas last time and he'll be happier back over the minimum as will Anthem Alexander, who showed good speed over an extra furlong on her debut at the Curragh.
Battle Of Marathon (USA) War Front colt out of Sayedah.
Intenser (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, not clear run briefly over 1f out, switched to inner and kept on to 4th closing stages, 4th of 8, 7l behind Primo Uomo (9-5) at Down Royal 5f 2yo mdn aut gd in May.
Just A Penny (IRE) Kodiac colt out of Privet.
Lupie (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed and ridden over 1f out, soon no extra, last of 6, 10l behind Cappella Sansevero (9-2) at Naas 6f 2yo stk in May.
No Fear (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ran freely, no impression in 5th over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Dandyleekie (9-5) at Navan 5f 2yo mdn gd in May.
Zebed (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, 4th into straight, dropped to 8th and no extra 1f out, 12th of 14, 12l behind Stella Street (8-11) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut in May.
Anthem Alexander (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, travelling smoothly 2f out, soon not much room, 8th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 7l behind Jeanne Girl (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll mdn in May.
Puck Fair (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division, closer in 5th on outer 2f out, no impression under pressure in moderate 5th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Coto (8-11) at Naas 5f 2yo fll mdn in Apr.