The Reaper ran a fair race behind Triple Eight at Gowran and can improve again but this generally goes to Ballydoyle who have two entries. TREASURE BEACH is the mount of Johnny Murtagh and this son of Galileo out of a 1m-1m2f winner looks the pick at this stage though don't be surprised if the Oasis Dream colt Rudolf Valentino, who cost a fortune and is related to some very useful performers, turns out to be the better of the pair. Green Warrior is another for the future while Longhunter has an ideal pedigree for this trip and should have plenty of early pace.
Cannon Hill (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Upperville.
Ceist Nua (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Off pace in last, no impression straight, last when bumper rail and eased down final furlong, last of 6, 13l behind Triple Eight (9-3) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn gf.
Expire (IRE) Kheleyf colt out of Society Fair.
Green Warrior Invincible Spirit colt out of Starlit Sky.
Longhunter Halling colt out of Dawnus.
Rudolf Valentino Oasis Dream colt out of Maganda.
Tenuous Link (IRE) Oasis Dream colt out of Summer Trysting.
The Reaper (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden straight, moderate 4th under 2f out, soon switched to outer, stayed on well into 2nd without threatening winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Triple Eight (9-3) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn gf.
Treasure Beach Galileo colt out of Honorine.