That Boy David has been narrowly beaten in all three starts to date and though odds-on when caught close home by Korbous at Gowran did nothing wrong and will be fancied to make amends. However, HEXAGONAL's overall form is far superior, especially when runner-up in a Listed contest at Ayr in September, and he'll find this grade much more to his liking. Newcomer Nile Venture has a nice pedigree and should win races but the remainder with experience are likely to struggle.
Bon Accord (FR) 6-1 (9-2) Led, strongly pressed 2f out and headed under pressure over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Prince Jock (9-9) at Wexford 1m app hcp 50-80 in May.
Rummaging (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Very slowly away and in rear, 13th entering straight, kept on from over 1f out on outer, 7th of 13, 6l behind Exhortation (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in May.
Alindjar (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out, 6th of 20, 7l behind Strada Colorato (9-5) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut gd in Apr.
An Cat Dubh (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Led, headed 4f out, soon no extra and weakened, eased when beaten in straight, completely tailed off, last of 9, well behind Brog Deas (9-6) at Tipperary 1m 1f 3yo hcp hvy in May.
Brendan Brackan (IRE) Big Bad Bob gelding out of Abeyr.
Hexagonal (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, no extra from 2f out, weakened, last of 7, 34l behind Requisition (9-3) at Curragh 7f 3yo lst stk (1) in Apr.
Jumbo Prado (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, soon dropped to 4th, no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Korbous (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gs in May.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Soon disputed lead, headed before straight, soon no extra, 9th of 10, 34l behind Shamooda (9-12) at Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in May.
That Boy David 8-13fav (9-5) Attempted to make all, ridden from 1 1/2f out, clear under 1f out, strongly pressed and headed close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Korbous (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gs in May.
Nile Venture Oasis Dream colt out of Strike Lightly.