village (1991 pop. 912), SE Yukon, Canada, near the Liard River and the British Columbia border. It is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Post, with an airfield and a radio station, located near the Alaska Highway.
The Dessie Hughes-trained nine-year-old, successful on his seasonal debut at Wexford in October, has performed with credit in tough handicap company in recent outings and looks the most solid option in a tricky five-runner field, which includes two previous winners of the race, WATSON LAKE (2007) and GLENFINN CAPTAIN (last year).
Noel Meade yesterday confirmed Aran Concerto an intended runner on Sunday, saying: "I've also left in Watson Lake, but the likelihood is that only one of them will run and the plan is for that to be Aran Concerto.
The fact that we were all--everyone involved in Book Week in ways large and small--an intricate part of something wonderful and enduring was truly brought home to me at Watson Lake where a map showed the far flung geographic locations from which previous authors had visited.