Edward Hales has won this three times in recent years so Broadly Speaking is one to keep an eye on in the betting. Dawerann had Exterminate and Star Du Pilori a long way behind when a close fourth to Grecian Tiger at Naas and should take care of that pair again but the winner is trained by Dermot Weld, who has won this twice in the last three years, and is represented by WILLOW ISLAND here. A half-brother to four winners, he has a mainly Flat pedigree and should have the necessary pace to take this on his debut. Patrick Mullins takes the ride on Tarogato, who is out of a 6f winner, while Liz Doyle's Le Vent D'Antan is one to note as he's a full-brother to a winning chaser in France.
Aqua Regia (IRE) Pivotal gelding out of Aquarist.
Batu (IRE) Lawman gelding out of Expectation.
Broadly Speaking (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Morning Breeze.
Cillian's Return (IRE) Diamond Green gelding out of Sally Anne.
Dawerann (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, improved to lead and ridden 2 1/2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Grecian Tiger (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo nhf.
Exterminate (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Led, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 11, 20l behind Grecian Tiger (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo nhf.
He Rock's (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Rubys Shadow.
Le Vent D'Antan (FR) Martaline gelding out of Leeloo.
Moreece (IRE) Chevalier gelding out of Jumbo Romance.
Private Treasure (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Flamingo Sea.
Spa Hill (IRE) Fruits Of Love gelding out of Calistoga.
Star Du Pilori (FR) 33-1 (11-4) In rear, some progress entering straight, soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 11, 36l behind Grecian Tiger (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo nhf.
Tarogato Dansili gelding out of Short Dance.
Willow Island (IRE) Dark Angel gelding out of Cidaris.