This is a tricky opener with Areweplayingout, Bank On Bertie and Geoffdaw shortlisted and the vote going to Geoffdaw. An 11,000 guineas son of Namid, Areweplayingout, a 9,800 guineas son of Bertolini, Bank On Bertie, Geoffdaw, an 11,000 guineas son of Vettori, the Kevin Ryan-trained Redbrick Girl, and another Mick Easterby-trained runner, Stevie Smurnoff, are all ones that catch the eye on breeding in a race that is hard to assess, really. Maybe the betting will provide some clues for you but, without that, we will give the vote to Geoffdaw.
Geoffdaw Vettori gelding, brother to winning sprinter Espartano, half-brother to numerous winners up to 6f.
Border Defence (IRE) Princely Heir colt out of a moderate racemare.
Rope Bridge (IRE) Orpen colt out of a moderate racemare.
Ballycroy Boy (IRE) Captain Rio colt, half-brother to 6f winner Tiny Slipper.
Redbrick Girl Bahamian Bounty filly, half-sister to 1m2f winner Tybalt.
Mystickhill (IRE) Raise A Grand filly, half-sister to 6f winner Indian Lady.
Ocean Transit (IRE) Trans Island filly, half-sister to winning miler Leonor de Soto & winning hurdler Frambo.
Areweplayingout (IRE) Namid filly out of winning miler Bobbydazzle.