With no form to go on we are restricted to something of a guessing game, but with four of the sixteen entries there is every chance the prize could go to Richard Hannon's stable and Plum pudding is just preferred. With top jockeys booked for all four, it is not easy to deduce at this stage which is the pick of the Hannon quartet, and the market isn't always an especially useful guide. However, Ryan Moore's mount Plum Pudding cost 80,000 Euros as a yearling and is an Elnadim half-brother to several winners. Incidentally, the mount of Dane O'Neill, is an early colt who also makes plenty of appeal. Barry Hills saddles Derby entry, Hunting Party while Marcus Tregoning's Nahaar who is certainly bred for speed and Richard Hills appears to have chosen this one ahead of the other Hills runner Jihaaz. Michael Stoute's Regal Royale will no doubt appeal to some but the trainer hasn't really started to fire with his juveniles yet and we'll stick with Plum Pudding.
Ballybeg (IRE) Mujadil colt, full brother to 2 winners over 5f & 1m.
Deputy Consort (USA) Stravinsky colt, half-brother to winning milers Consort Music, Charming Kid and Marina Minster and 6f winner Casanova Consort.
Doctor Dash Dr Fong colt out of 1m1f & 1m2f winner Dashiba.
Hunting Party (IRE) Grand Lodge colt out of high-class 1m4f-1m7f winner Delilah.
Incidentally (IRE) Inchinor colt out of an unraced mare.
Jihaaz (IRE) Elnadim colt out of 1m4f winner Gazar.
Josh You Are Josr Algarhoud colt, half-brother to 6f winner Gee Bee Em.
Lake Poet (IRE) Galileo colt, half-brother to 1m winner Tapio.
Li Shih Chen Dr Fong colt out of an unraced mare.
Lucky Desert (IRE) Desert Style colt out of an unraced mare.
Nahaar (IRE) Royal Applause colt, half-brother to 6f winner Katheer.
Peak Seasons (IRE) Raise A Grand colt out of 1m4f winner Teresian Girl.
Pip's Baby Groom Dancer colt, half-brother to the smart Im Spartacus.
Plum Pudding (IRE) Elnadim colt, half-brother to winners on the Flat and over hurdles.
Regal Royale Medicean colt out of Group 1 winner Regal Rose.
Strife (IRE) Stravinsky colt, half-brother to several winners.