Four-year-olds have won all three previous renewals and the younger generation could dominate again. GRAASP THE NETTLE is out of a hurdles winner and is narrowly preferred to Time And Again, who will almost certainly need a bit further in time. Eaton Rock makes most appeal of the older horses as he's a half-brother to a winning hurdler, though Big Jim is Flat-bred and could figure if his stamina holds out.
Big Jim Revoque gelding out of Chilly Squaw.
Eaton Rock (IRE) Rocamadour gelding out of Duchess Of Kinsale.
Ilewinbrittania Lahib gelding out of Ilewin Janine.
Graasp The Nettle Araafa gelding out of Beacon Silver.
Time And Again (FR) Sassanian gelding out of Petillante Royale.