Several trainers are double-handed here including Aidan O’Brien, who has won the last two of these. Sussex didn’t handle 1m1f and heavy going when favourite at Tipperary and can do better but NAVAJO WARRIOR is by Deep Impact out of a winning miler from an outstanding family. He may have been found a winning opportunity on his debut, though Comfort Zone is certain to have his admirers after a very promising run behind a smart-looking winner at the Curragh. Ghasham made a promising start at Cork while Westernesse, by Camelot out of a 1m2f winner, is one for the future.
Alooqaal (IRE) Zoffany colt out of Natural Bloom.
Comfort Zone (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Soon tracked leader, 3rd over 3f out, progress and challenged leader over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on in 2nd under 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Caroline Herschel (9-2) at Killarney 1m mdn sft in Oct.
Fair Joe (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, 7th over 3f out, under pressure and ridden 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 16 1/2l behind Caroline Herschel (9-2) at Killarney 1m mdn sft in Oct.
Fanore (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along 3f out and stumbled over 2f out, 8th and no impression 1 1/2f out, ridden and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 5 3/4l behind Herring Island (9-7) at Navan 1m mdn sft in Oct.
Ghasham (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along and no impression 2f out, 5th and ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Confident Star (9-5) at Cork 7f mdn gd in Sep.
Imnotyourdrummer (IRE) Ruler Of The World gelding out of Sister Sylvia.
Inchturk (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Towards rear early, soon headway on outer and mid-division halfway, pushed along under 3f out and no impression under 2f out, no extra, kept on one pace, 10th of 16, 9 1/4l behind Herring Island (9-7) at Navan 1m mdn sft in Oct.
Navajo Warrior (JPN) Deep Impact colt out of Fluff.
Smooth Tom (IRE) Elzaam colt out of Winsor Royal.
Sussex (USA) 16-5fav (9-7) Chased leaders and 3rd from halfway, pushed along on outer over 2f out, ridden and weakened from over 1f out, 10th of 13, 16 1/4l behind Enthrallment (9-7) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Thousand (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, pushed along entering straight and no threat under 2f out, kept on one pace, never a factor, 11th of 13, 8 1/2l behind Jack Rose (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Oct.
Westernesse (IRE) Camelot colt out of Truthwillsetufree.
Gold Lunula (IRE) 300-1 (9-2) Always rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression over 2f out, soon no extra, last of 11, 21 1/2l behind Trevaunance (9-2) at Cork 1m mdn fll gd in Sep.