Ostatnia has the beating of Well Done Me at the weights, though the latter arrives in better form after a second at Tipperary. But she had earlier finished behind Knoxville Bullet on the all-weather at Dundalk so the latter can figure. Eisenhower drops back in trip after a modest debut effort over 7f at Gowran recently but ARANER makes more appeal. Dermot Weld's colt was only beaten a head over the minimum trip at Navan last time and, though returning from a lengthy absence, Pat Smullen prefers him to stablemate Rank.
My My (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression straight, 8th of 10, 15l behind Mystical Past (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Araner (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Soon led, ridden inside final furlong, under pressure and challenged final 100 yards, headed close home, 2nd of 9, hd behind Dandyleekie (9-5) at Navan 5f 2yo mdn gd in May.
Eisenhower (USA) 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th early, 6th after 2f, progress on inner over 2f out, led 1 1/2f out and edged left, headed under 1f out, one pace, 4th of 16, 4l behind Serefeli (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks.
Knoxville Bullet (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Soon disputed lead, led and pushed along from 2f out, joined 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace close home, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Aggression (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Rank (USA) 11-1 (9-5) Held up in 4th, ridden 2f out, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 15l behind The Happy Prince (9-5) at Limerick 7f 3yo mdn sft.
Ostatnia (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride and held up in rear, pushed along in last 2f out, progress into 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Chiclet (9-3) at Dundalk 5f app hcp pol.
Well Done Me (IRE) 11-4fav (8-7) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure, headed 75 yards out, no extra, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Great Wide Open (8-12) at Tipperary 5f 3yo hcp.