FALKIRK is the only one of these without a prior run but Aidan O'Brien won the race last year and this son of Montjeu out of the Group 2 winner Jewel In The Sand looks to have every credential to be very useful and is still in the Derby. He can see off some potentially decent opponents including Boqa, who did very well to split Fiscal Focus and Johann Strauss on his reappearance at Leopardstown when Timiyan was around six lengths behind. Hardstone showed some promise in two backend races at Dundalk and should do better in his second season as should Sea's Aria, who is by Sea The Stars out of a sprinter.
Ridestan (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear on outer, no impression from 3f out, kept on same pace, 10th of 18, 20l behind Tonabrocky (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn in Oct.
Boqa (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, challenged under 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 10, ns behind Fiscal Focus (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks hvy.
Centre Of Interest (USA) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and ran freely early, 4th halfway, pushed along in 5th over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 5th of 7, 18l behind Onenightidreamed (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn aut hvy.
Falkirk (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Jewel In The Sand.
Hardstone (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Disputed lead early, headed after 2f, 2nd after, dropped to 3rd and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Quadrivium (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Maskoon 16-1 (9-5) Raced in 5th, pushed along approaching straight and no extra in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 8l behind Fascinating Rock (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks in Mar.
Par Three (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Slowly away, pushed along in rear halfway, no impression from 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 10, 23l behind Adelaide (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks sft in Oct.
Sea's Aria (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Prominent and disputed lead, ridden and headed under 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 9l behind Adelaide (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks sft in Oct.
Timiyan (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Settled towards rear, pushed along in 8th early straight, ridden and kept on same pace to go 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Fiscal Focus (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks hvy.