Aidan O'Brien won this four years in succession from 2004 and is represented by three newcomers. Seducing is entered in the Oaks at the Curragh and Epsom and has a pedigree more suited to that trip but the remaining pair carry entries in the Guineas as well as the two Oaks. Jockey bookings are unlikely to tell us much nor is the betting but at this stage ALONG, a half-sister to Wonder Of Wonders and out of a mare from the family of Galileo and Sea The Stars, is given the nod over the equally well-connected Betterbetterbetter. David Wachman made a fine start to the season on Sunday and the once-raced Precious Stone is one to note as is Jim Bolger's Teofolina but Dermot Weld's Princess Highway has the best form of those with experience and looks a big threat.
Aegean Sky (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th 3f out, no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 13l behind Sindjara (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn fll pol in Dec.
Along (IRE) Smart Strike filly out of All Too Beautiful.
Betterbetterbetter (IRE) Galileo filly out of Jude.
Boliani (IRE) Modigliani filly out of Indian Bounty.
Dane Street (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 7l behind Frontier (9-5) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
French Hen (USA) Nain Bleu filly out of unknown dam.
Posh Frock (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 16th of 17, 34l behind Kissed (9-1) at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn sft in Oct.
Precious Stone (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 18, 16l behind Twirl (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Nov.
Princess Highway (USA) 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression early straight, no extra from over 1f out, 8th of 17, 6l behind Eternal Bounty (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn in Oct.
Seducing (IRE) Galileo filly out of Khoruna.
Teofolina (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Keen hold, chased leaders, no impression and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 9th of 20, 13l behind Madhmoonah (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Sep.