Jim Bolger won this last year so Popularity, who is by Cape Cross out of a winning miler, is likely to attract support. Dermot Weld's Baldonnel is a half-brother to a Group 3 winner and out of a mare from the family of Daylami and Dalakhani so he has to be on the shortlist along with Johnny Murtagh's filly La Bella Rose, who should be ideally suited to this trip. Aidan O'Brien doesn't have a great strike-rate with his juveniles this season but things should start to pick up soon and he has two entries here. Joseph has chosen to ride CAPE CLEAR ISLAND so he would be expected to have the edge over U S Navy Seal though the latter cost a lot more money and is related to the high-class USA sprinter Pomeroy. Vert De Grece had several much better fancied rivals behind when an excellent second to the experienced Convergence at Leopardstown on Friday and if making a quick reappearance would have to be considered.
Baldonnel (USA) Langfuhr colt out of Dalmiya.
Bertie Le Belge (IRE) Big Bad Bob gelding out of Ski For Gold.
Brokopondo (IRE) Bushranger gelding out of Saramacca.
Cape Clear Island (IRE) Fastnet Rock colt out of Kushnarenkovo.
Cape Wolfe Piccolo colt out of Cape Wood.
Laharde Dutch Art colt out of Empress Jain.
Popularity (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Keladora.
U S Navy Seal (USA) War Front colt out of Questress.
Vert De Grece (IRE) Verglas colt out of Tiny Petal.
Yulong Xiongfeng (IRE) Showcasing colt out of Shes Heavy Lifting.
Fashion Forward (IRE) Manduro filly out of Special Cause.
Future Icon Acclamation filly out of Midnight Fantasy.
La Bella Rose (IRE) Thewayyouare filly out of La Bella Grande.
Pretty Famous (IRE) Invincible Spirit filly out of Infamous Angel.
Windsor Higgins (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden along 2f out, and soon no impression, last of 9, 21l behind Icy Lady (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn in May.