Patrick Prendergast won this in 2012 with a long odds-on chance but Greyscape finished behind Hasselnott in the opening juvenile race of the Turf season at the Curragh. The going was heavy that day, however, and both will improve for the run in what looked a decent contest. Kevin Prendergast saddled the runner-up there and Jim Bolger the fourth so they should have a line to the respective chances of newcomers Taisce Naisiunta and JEFFERSON DAVIS. The former should have enough pace but it's the latter, the third foal of a mare who has already produced two 5f winners, who is handed the vote. Scealtana has a smart pedigree though he'll definitely be suited by a longer trip in time and all of Vocal Perfection's winning relatives have scored over further.
Greyscape (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders on outer, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd under 2f out, soon slightly hampered, no extra in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind State Of Emergency (9-5) at Curragh 5f 2yo mdn hvy in Mar.
Hasselnott 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and towards rear, progress in 7th 2f out, hampered 1 1/2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind State Of Emergency (9-5) at Curragh 5f 2yo mdn hvy in Mar.
Jefferson Davis (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade colt out of Samorra.
Scealtana (IRE) Azamour gelding out of Sceal Nua.
Bring The Bottle (IRE) Big Bad Bob filly out of Sticky Green.
Taisce Naisiunta (IRE) Lawman filly out of Ciste Naisiunta.
Vocal Perfection (IRE) Vocalised filly out of Darina.