Kevin Prendergast won a version of this a year ago with Dunboyne Spirit, who was making his debut, and his very speedily-bred filly Bahama Spirit should be capable of a big effort. Another filly, Rubina, who is also by Invincible Spirit is much more stoutly bred on her dam's side and may need slightly further. FOOT SOLDIER was the better fancied of Aidan O'Brien's three entries in a Curragh maiden last month but eventually finished behind his stablemates Reply and Tenth Star. He's likely to have improved greatly for the experience and gets the vote to see off the newcomers.
Dragon Khan (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 15l behind Reply (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd in May.
Foot Soldier (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 8l behind Reply (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd in May.
Mr Cooper (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Close up, 4th over 2f out, soon no impression, dropped to moderate 6th and no extra from over 1f out, 9th of 13, 11l behind Crimson Sunrise (8-12) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn aut gf in May.
Strategic Heights (IRE) Strategic Prince colt out of Shot Of Redemption.
Bahama Spirit (IRE) Invincible Spirit filly out of Braziliz.
Rubina (IRE) Invincible Spirit filly out of Riyafa.