Jim Bolger has won this for the past two years and has three entries this time. The newcomer Claiomh Solais is presumably the best at this stage as Kevin Manning has chosen to ride her but there are some very interesting rivals. QUEST FOR PEACE made a fair debut behind Cocozza at Cork in October and there is plenty of improvement in the son of Galileo who gets the vote for the Ballydoyle camp. Sapphire and Red Shaheen are well connected and should make decent three-year-olds while the newcomer Hisaabaat is related to numerous winners and can go well. Jolie Jioconde didn't take to Polytrack at Dundalk but his earlier efforts in a much better grade point to his obvious chance under Johnny Murtagh.
Alghanem (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden into 8th 2f out, no impression leaders in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Vastonea (8-7) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks sft in Oct.
Coach Bombay (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Never a factor, 16th of 19, 20l behind Tiz The Shot (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gf in Oct.
General Bunching (USA) Vindication colt out of Listen.
Gleadhradh (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 6th 3f out, ridden and no extra straight, 5th of 11, 15l behind Casamento (9-0) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gf in Aug.
Hisaabaat (IRE) Dubawi colt out of Phariseek.
Luggers Hall (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Saabga.
Mafi (IRE) Modigliani colt out of Yulara.
Quest For Peace (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 5th, 3rd straight, moderate 2nd and no impression under 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 4l behind Cocozza (9-3) at Cork 7f 2yo mdn gd in Oct.
Red Shaheen 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden in 6th before straight, 4th 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2l behind Robin Hood (8-7) at Galway 7f mdn stks in Jul.
Revolutionary Road Shirocco gelding out of Emilion.
The Grey Celt (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 15th of 17, 32l behind Recital (9-3) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn gd in Oct.
Claiomh Solais (IRE) Galileo filly out of Scribonia.
Dearest (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Never a factor, 9th of 13, 17l behind History Note (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn in Oct.
Goldplated (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Never a factor, 12th of 18, 23l behind Cocozza (9-3) at Cork 7f 2yo mdn gd in Oct.
Jolie Jioconde (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, settled in mid-division, ridden and no impression early straight, 8th 1f out, kept on, 5th of 12, 8l behind Tell The Wind (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Sep.
Oakwood Princess (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on stand's rail, 5th halfway, 4th and ridden under 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 21, 4l behind Anam Allta (8-12) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf in Aug.
Sapphire (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 7l behind Kissable (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jul.
Seavelvet (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd halfway, improved to challenged under 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 5l behind Brown Pete (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Oct.
Sionan (IRE) Danehill Dancer filly out of Sacrosanct.
Via Del Corso 33-1 (8-9) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 14, 32l behind Admiraloftheboyne (8-8) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut in Aug.