Richard Hannon sent Lilbourne Lad to win this last year and will be hoping recent Goodwood winner Mister Marc can follow suit as he was impressive enough that day. However, the home challenge is very strong this time and DAWN APPROACH will take some beating. Jim Bolger's colt won the opening juvenile race of the season at the Curragh by just under two lengths from Canary Row and more than doubled that margin when beating him over this C&D last month. He looks the one to be on though Cougar Ridge was impressive when scoring at Leopardstown and the Ballydoyle newcomer Pedro The Great is a half-brother to 2000 Guineas winner Footstepsinthesand and other winners.
Cougar Ridge (USA) 11-10fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to challenge in straight and led over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn aut in May beating Angela's Dream (8-8) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Dawn Approach (IRE) 4-6fav (9-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, travelling best to lead under 2f out, soon asserted and clear final furlong, stayed on well, easily, won at Naas 6f 2yo stk in May beating Canary Row (9-7) by 6l, 6 ran.
Mister Marc (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Chased leader, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May beating Kimberella (9-3) by 1l, 11 ran.
Pedro The Great (USA) Henrythenavigator colt out of Glatisant.
Spirit Of The Air (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden along halfway, no threat from 2f out, went moderate 4th final furlong, 4th of 6, 14l behind Dawn Approach (9-7) at Naas 6f 2yo stk in May.
Tennessee Wildcat (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Prominent early racing keenly, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, last of 8, 8l behind Cay Verde (9-3) at Curragh 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in May.
Yes Two 16-1 (9-3) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, edged right under pressure inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May beating Dust Whirl (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.