tracked leader in 2nd, ran freely, led 2f out, soon ridden and headed 150 yards out, no extra
soon led, pushed along and headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
broke well, settled back and ran 4th, 3rd 2f out and progress to lead 150 yards out, kept on well
in rear, some progress in 5th early straight, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace
tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 4th and switched right 1f out, kept on well to go 2nd final 50 yards
ran 5th, no extra under 2f out, weakened
Crescent made an encouraging start in a strong Leopardstown maiden but was always struggling on much faster ground at Gowran. Dunquin is related to several useful winners and made a very promising start over 6f at the Curragh where he gave notice that an extra furlong was required. He'll go well but there are some interesting newcomers on show including Sacrificial, whose dam has produced winners with her first three foals. It's difficult to separate the two Ballydoyle newcomers and jockey bookings offer no clues. St Patricks Day is bred for this trip as a juvenile and like TORREY PINES has an entry in the Group 1 National Stakes. The latter is by Galileo and the fourth foal of a mare who has already produced three winning juveniles so he's handed the vote in a race that should provide clues for the future.
Approbare (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up, 8th early, 5th from 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 8l behind Itorio (9-5) at Naas 6f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jun.
Blue Skimmer (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no impression in 6th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 11l behind Case Statement (9-5) at Limerick 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jun.
Crescent (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders early, mid-division in moderate 6th halfway, closer but ridden 3f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 15l behind Highland Reel (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gf.
Romeo Romeo (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Precious Spring.
St Patrick's Day (IRE) Fastnet Rock colt out of Race For The Stars.
Vicarage (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon under pressure in moderate 6th, never a factor, 6th of 7, 23l behind Newsletter (9-0) at Curragh 5f 2yo mdn in Apr.
Dunquin (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up, 9th halfway, soon pushed along, 6th 2f out, soon carried a little wide, almost on terms 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Accepted (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jun.
Sacrificial (IRE) Showcasing colt out of Armanda.
Torrey Pines (IRE) Galileo colt out of Beauty Is Truth.