Jim Bolger has won this for the past three years. Alainn is by Intense Focus out of a sprint-bred mare and will know her job but Kevin Manning has chosen ALERTNESS, a half-sister to two juvenile winners and out of a mare who scored as a two-year-old in the USA. She can continue the stable's sequence though Initial is by Invincible Spirit out of a Group 1 winner over 7f in Argentina. Beach Belle is also by Invincible Spirit and her dam produced a two-year-old winner last year with her first foal. Bwana is a half-brother to the Lowther winner Silk Blossom and other winning juveniles so he should have plenty of pace but the well-connected Master Planner's pedigree suggests he'll do better over further.
Bwana (IRE) Footstepsinthesand colt out of Lovely Blossom.
Dancing Zafeen (IRE) Zafeen colt out of Crimson Lass.
Initial Invincible Spirit colt out of Ishitaki.
Master Planner (IRE) Mastercraftsman colt out of Dream For Life.
Primo Uomo (IRE) Strategic Prince colt out of Mooching Along.
Alainn (IRE) Intense Focus filly out of Aoibhneas.
Alertness (IRE) Teofilo filly out of Napping.
Beach Belle Invincible Spirit filly out of Beach Bunny.
Coto (IRE) Fast Company filly out of Let Me Shine.