AGE OF AQUARIUS is still engaged in the Coronation Cup but is more likely to be Ballydoyle's chief Cup hope this year following the retirement of Yeats and his excellent comeback second to Harbinger at Chester bodes well for the rest of the season. Profound Beauty progressed throughout last season despite her age and it was no disgrace to finish fourth in a much better than average Irish St Leger on her final start. She loves this track and is a threat while John Oxx would not be pitching the lightly-raced and progressive Haralan in at this level if he did not believe he was capable of a big run.
Age Of Aquarius (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Harbinger (9-3) at Chester 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) gs.
Profound Beauty (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Towards rear, closed from over 5f out, soon tracked leaders, dropped to moderate 3rd over 3f out, soon 4th and no extra under pressure, 4th of 8, 24l behind Alandi (9-11) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 1 sft in Sep.
Caesar's Song (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Soon mid-division, progress to track leader over 3f out, led before straight, soon ridden clear, stayed on well, all out, won at Limerick 2m nhf gd beating Rugby Dunne De Biz (11-7) by hd, 15 ran.
Donegal (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd 5f out, 4th and driven along over 3f out, no impression straight, 4th of 8, 9l behind The Bull Hayes (9-7) at Tipperary 1m 6f stks in Apr.
Haralan (IRE) 7-4fav (9-8) Mid-division, improved into 4th travelling well on outer entering straight, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, soon clear, kept on well, easily, won at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-100 gf in Apr beating Beau Michael (8-2) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Keep It Cool (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, closer in 4th 5f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, led under 1f out, stayed on well, won at Tipperary 1m 6f stks gf beating Oneeightofamile (9-6) by 1l, 8 ran.
Loch Long (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 20l behind Casual (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 4f ext hcp hvy in Nov.