If handling this surface, Bellewstown second ACED IT could be the one to beat from a good draw.
Airlift is another well drawn and with relatively decent recent form makes some appeal, while Gulf Of Aidan has to be respected despite a wide draw.
Swiss Army Officer probably has the best recent form, but this trip has stretched him in the past. Royal Hideaway looks the most interesting of the newcomers.
A win in this grade seemed only a matter of time for Irish Ambassador in the spring until lockdown interrupted and his absence since could leave him vulnerable to race-fit rivals here.
Bellewstown winner Dromod Lad has run well here in the past, so warrants plenty of respect from a good draw, but marginal preference is for recent Navan winner PULSATING.
She was twice a winner here before and who also enjoys a favourable draw.
Not too much recent form to go on. Top-weight Silk Cravat is an obvious starting point but has yet to win over this far, as is the case with Chagall.
Both Kinch and Leabaland have high draws to overcome, so a speculative choice is OCEAN AIR to continue the fine recent run of both rider and trainer.
Several likely players here are possibly compromised by high draws, notably Eastern Racer and Lilandra.
Little separated Arnhem and SHAWAF in a course and distance maiden last month with the latter taken to turn the tables from a good draw.
Also well drawn, Pulse Of Shanghai is an interesting contender now upped in distance.
Quite a tasty maiden for the venue. COULTHARD (NAP) is difficult to oppose, having finished third in a Group 3, though there is the question mark about this surface.
Zaffy’s Pride has no questions regarding the surface and can go well, along with Anjalawi and Charmed.
Red Contender was quite impressive when winning a barrier trial here, but will have to be above average to win this on debut.
Pretty open but triple course winner SPELGA could be the one to go with here. He posted a good run on turf last time and is back to his favourite track today.
Solid type Spruce Meadows is a big danger, while Liquid Luck and Ela Katrina can go well.
Several of these hold an entry for next week’s Group 3 Diamond Stakes over the same C&D, notably Irish Derby fourth ORDER OF AUSTRALIA.
He is taken to open his account here at the expense of the Killarney principals, Bolivar and Tasalka, who both also have next week’s race in mind.
A modest contest and GORMANSTON could be the one. He ran well over 1m here earlier this year and shaped like this trip would suit when running on strongly at Navan last time.
Day Dreamin obviously needs to break on terms today, but has a chance if she does, while New Vocation and Aldente are others who should run well.
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