The Irish Lincoln winner STUCCODOR deserves another crack at this level and is likely to be even better over today's longer trip. He can make his fitness count against Alive Alive Oh, who ran no sort of race in the Group 2 Blandford Stakes here in September after looking useful when landing a Listed contest at Navan in May. Inis Meain landed a Listed contest at Limerick and was placed at this level several times. He's another with a fitness advantage having scored over hurdles in February. He was beaten into second in this a year ago by the 2011 Dewhurst winner Parish Hall, who went on to land a Group 3 at Dundalk in October for which his penalty might just prove too much. Tarana has only run twice and has obviously had her problems but she's looked very useful when getting to the track and could have a good season.
Parish Hall (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on outside, went 3rd 4f out, hung right under pressure and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 13l behind Farhh (9-3) at Ascot 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Inis Meain (USA) (9-4) 2nd of 13, 4l behind Nichols Canyon (8-10) at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m 7f stks hvy in Nov.
Bertimont (FR) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 8th halfway, progress early straight and not clear run over 1f out, switched right and challenged inside final furlong, kept on well to lead close home, comfortably, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp in Mar beating Neophilia (8-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Stuccodor (IRE) 11-2fav (9-9) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Curragh 1m Premier Handicap (4yo+) in Mar beating That's Plenty (8-7) by 3/4l, 21 ran.
Alive Alive Oh 7-4 (9-0) Soon well off pace towards rear, no impression straight, eased from over 1f out, 7th of 8, 26l behind Belle de Crecy (9-7) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 2 flls (1) gd in Sep.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind Heirloom (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gd in Oct.
Tarana (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Mid-division and 7th halfway, pushed along in 9th entering straight and 7th over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to go 2nd final 50 yards, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Euphrasia (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 2f Listed stks (1) sft in Oct.