Rockaway Valley was a 25/1 chance on his debut here last month but belied those odds with a cracking performance to be beaten narrowly by Ballydoyle's Air Force Blue. He would have won in a few more strides so it will take a big effort to beat him here. AIR VICE MARSHAL, like that winner, is by War Front and cost $2.2m as a yearling which is hardly surprising as he's a half-brother to a Grade 1 winner in the USA. He's entered in all the big juvenile races and can get off to a successful start. Stamp Hill made a decent start on very testing ground at Leopardstown and will improve while Jim Bolger has won this twice in recent years so the Teofilo colt Saafarr is respected, especially as his dam has produced winners with her first two foals. Dermot Weld's Juliette Fair is bred for pace and cost 240,000 euros so she's another to note in an interesting contest.
Air Vice Marshal (USA) War Front colt out of Gold Vault.
Berlios (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly away and towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 12th of 13, 20l behind Most Beautiful (9-0) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn aut gf in May.
Intrepid Prince (IRE) Royal Applause colt out of Intrepid Queen.
My Brother (IRE) Roderic O'connor colt out of Victory Peak.
Restive (IRE) Rip Van Winkle colt out of I Hearyou Knocking.
Rockaway Valley (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up, 8th halfway, pushed along on outer 2f out, closed into 2nd 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 11, nk behind Air Force Blue (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd in May.
Saafarr Teofilo colt out of Hall Hee.
Stamp Hill (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up, soon 6th, 7th 2f out, switched left 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, no impression but kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Ard San Aer (9-6) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn aut hvy in May.
Arjeed (IRE) Arcano filly out of Jeed.
Juliette Fair (IRE) Dark Angel filly out of Capulet Monteque.
Only Mine (IRE) Pour Moi filly out of Truly Mine.