The betting may be of some help in a field of newcomers though no favourite has obliged in the last 10 years. Judged on future entries both ETAAD and Reaffirmed must have shown plenty of ability at home if engagements in the Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster in September are anything to go by. The former wears his owners first colours ahead of Makhfar and gets the speculative vote with John Hills' yard in fine form. Piping Rock is a half-brother to former stablemate and Group 3 winner Middle Club while Beatabout The Bush can count the prolific Rocket Rob among his winning relatives.
Beatabout The Bush (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Queen Of Fibres.
Dutch Art Dealer Dutch Art colt out of Lawyers Choice.
Etaad (USA) Intidab colt out of Red's Lucky Lady.
Knockroon Royal Applause colt out of Spring Touch.
Makhfar (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Let Me Shine.
Piping Rock Dubawi colt out of Anna Oleanda.
Reaffirmed (IRE) Pivotal colt out of Quiet Protest.
Supersta Pivotal colt out of Resort.