Ryan Moore's presence on board PEACE ENVOY suggests the Dundalk winner is the better fancied of the Aidan O'Brien pair though Ana O'Brien rode Hyzenthlay to a surprise victory on testing ground at Navan and keeps the mount. The former had King Electric just over a length behind and should confirm the form despite the 5lb worse terms as the runner-up had already had a run. Michael O'Callaghan won this last year and his association with Kieren Fallon is bearing fruit so the 60,000gns colt Sebastian Bach is one to note along with the three remaining entries, who are all well-connected.
Peace Envoy (FR) 8-11fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, soon 4th, switched left to inner into straight, soon pushed along, challenged 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, a little green and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 5f mdn pol in Apr beating King Electric (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Grand Coalition (IRE) Kodiac colt out of Defined Feature.
King Electric (IRE) 4-9fav (9-1) Broke well to dispute lead, led narrowly under 2f out, driven over 1f out, under pressure and headed inside final 150 yards, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Ready To Roc (9-1) at Dundalk 5f mdn pol in Apr.
Sebastian Bach (IRE) Kodiac colt out of Esedra.
Hyzenthlay (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Raced in 5th early, close up from before halfway, on terms from 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Navan 5f mdn fll Soft - Heavy in Apr beating Oh Grace (9-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Arabian Verse Exceed And Excel filly out of Danse Arabe.
Bruinneall (IRE) New Approach filly out of My Fere Lady.