Aidan O'Brien has a strong hand with three entries and it's GALILEAN who looks the one to be on. He's undoubtedly been disappointing so far but didn't get the run of the race at the Curragh on Monday and the fact that he's making a quick reappearance in a nursery is significant. Stable companions Circus Ring and Tang Dynasty have looked moderate while Jose Echegaray ran a shocker on heavy going at Listowel after landing a Sligo maiden in similar conditions. Althiba hasn't shown much in her three starts but Rock In Peace looks a threat as he was staying on over 7f at Dundalk and the longer trip should suit.
Galilean (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Soon tracked leaders, 7th approaching straight, pushed along 2f out, ridden behind horses over 1f out, kept on without matching principals inside final furlong, just denied 3rd on line, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Grandee (9-5) at Curragh 1m 1f mdn gd in Oct.
Rock In Peace (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Settled behind leaders and ran freely, 8th halfway, progress into 4th 2f out, ridden in 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, just held for places at line, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Taj Mahal (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.
Circus Ring (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Close up, led before halfway, pushed along over 2f out and headed, 4th 1f out, one pace, 7th of 16, 7 1/2l behind Holistic Approach (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn Good - Yielding in Oct.
Tang Dynasty (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Led early, headed after 1f, 4th halfway, pushed along approaching straight and no extra in 6th over 1f out, weakened, 6th of 10, 13 1/4l behind Three Jacks (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Jose Echegaray (IRE) 11-4fav (8-7) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along halfway, no extra and eased over 1f out, last of 9, 25l behind Famous Milly (8-4) at Listowel 1m hcp hvy in Sep.
Thomas O'Malley (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 9th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Taj Mahal (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.
Althiba 7-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, led after 2f, ridden and headed over 2f out, dropped to 4th 1 1/2f out, no impression, kept on same pace final furlong, joined for 4th on line, 4th of 15, 10 1/4l behind Queen Anne's Lace (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m mdn fll sft in Sep.
Beast 5-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, soon joined, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 11 1/2l behind Sir Edwin Landseer (9-5) at Roscommon 7f mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Sea Haar (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, no impression over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Duck Egg Blue (9-8) at Limerick 1m hcp sft in Oct.
Cleona (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight, no impression from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 18, 8 1/4l behind Olympic Legend (9-8) at Naas 1m hcp Yielding in Sep.
Greenpanda (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Dwelt, always towards rear, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Noivado (9-6) at Naas 6f Yielding in Sep.
Magnification (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Taj Mahal (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.