Aiden O'Brien bids for his fifth consecutive win in this and it should prove easy pickings for MAGICIAN despite a 7lb penalty for his heroics in the Breeders' Cup Turf in November. He's since ran well behind Gentildonna in Dubai and is a cut above these. Parish Hall has yet to improve on his Dewhurst victory in 2012 though has subsequently won a Group 3 event at Dundalk. He still looks next best ahead of stablemate Paene Magnus and Jazz Girl while Hall Of Mirrors will ensure a proper pace for the selection.
Magician (IRE) 5-2fav (8-13) 5th of 15, 3l behind Gentildonna (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Parish Hall (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Raced in 4th, ridden entering straight and no impression in 5th 2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Tarana (9-0) at Limerick 1m 4f Listed stks (1) in Apr.
Hall Of Mirrors (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Held up in 5th, ridden and progress entering straight, 3rd 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Gowran Park 1m 2yo hcp gd in Oct '12 beating Ballyorban (8-13) by 4l, 6 ran.
Paene Magnus (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Made all, ridden and strongly pressed from 2f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Oct beating Manalapan (9-2) by hd, 9 ran.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Pushed along early, soon chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, dropped to 7th and under pressure 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 1 3/4l behind General Brook (8-9) at Cork 1m 2f hcp in Apr.