THE GREAT WAR landed the odds with the minimum of fuss at Tipperary on his debut with Bluerince Lady back in fifth. The Ballydoyle colt should have too much for Bwana and gets the nod to follow up. The latter scored in heavy ground at Cork last month but has yet to race on a fast surface. Kevin Manning's presence suggests Fresh Focus is preferred to stablemate Intense Style and the former also makes more appeal than fellow newcomer Arriana.
Bwana (IRE) 1-2fav (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out and joined briefly 100 yards out, kept on best under pressure close home, won at Cork 5f 2yo mdn hvy in Apr beating Sors (9-5) by nk, 8 ran.
The Great War (USA) 3-10fav (9-5) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, travelling smoothly from 2f out, led 1f out, soon asserted, stayed on well, easily,, won at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gf in Apr beating Lupie (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Fresh Focus (IRE) Intense Focus colt out of Sway Me Now.
Intense Style (IRE) Intense Focus colt out of Style Queen.
Arriana (IRE) Big Bad Bob filly out of Precipice.
Bluerince Lady (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out where 5th, soon one pace,, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind The Great War (9-5) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gf in Apr.