Jim Bolger, Aidan O'Brien and Tommy Stack have dominated this in recent years, the former winning it three times including the last two. He's represented this time by Saburo, a half-brother to the moderate stayer Blue Dune. Joseph O'Brien has chosen COUGAR MOUNTAIN over Stubbs which suggests he's the more forward of the pair and gets the vote though the latter, a son of Danehill Dancer out of Irish Oaks winner Moonstone, is probably the better long term prospect. Tommy Stack's Captain Moonlite is by the brilliantly-fast first-season sire Bushranger and will undoubtedly know his job. while Dermot Weld's Highland Falcon is a half-brother to the useful handicapper Emilio Largo.
All Aquest (IRE) Papal Bull colt out of Tinquest.
Captain Moonlite (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Lady Precise.
Cougar Mountain (IRE) Fastnet Rock colt out of Descant.
Highland Falcon Kyllachy colt out of Gloved Hand.
Saburo (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Scatina.
Stubbs (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Moonstone.
Tom Dooley (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Shizao.
Topman Dandy (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Desert Order.
My Sapphire (IRE) Haatef filly out of Sapphire Spray.