Aidan O’Brien has won this prestigious race four times in the last ten years and with a quartet of runners declared it would be no surprise to see at least one play a hand in the finish. Happliy was a dual Group 1 winner last season and stayed on for third in the 1000 Guineas earlier this month, his first run of the season. With that run under his belt and jockey Ryan Moore keeping the faith a big run can be expected.
That said, preference is for Charlie Appleby’s filly Soliloquy who beat three subsequent winners when winning the Nell Gwyn Stakes in impressive fashion last month. She could only manage sixth in the 1000 Guineas last time out but was ridden conservatively that day so the hope is that William Buick will break alertly and take it to the field this time out, controlling the race from the front and holding off all challengers to emerge victorious.
Soliloquy (WIN) – NAP
written by Dean Kilbryde