A very tight looking handicap. Srucahan looks sure to be in the firing line having shown his liking for soft ground in his two starts this season but the lightly-raced and progressive TYLERY WONDER can begin the campaign where he left off last term. A winner over the course and distance in September, he was then narrowly beaten in two strong handicaps here in the next few weeks and with more to offer can make a successful return. Elusive In Paris has only won at Dundalk and is better over further while the lightly-raced Hi Emperor hasn't been seen for over a year though he's generally well supported so watch the betting. Balmont Blast is the only three-year-old entered and faces a stiff task against seasoned handicappers.
Caprella 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out and soon dropped to 4th, no extra from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 10l behind Sun On The Run (9-5) at Cork 7f hcp hvy.
Gathering Power (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) In rear, no impression from 2f out, never a factor, 15th of 24, 9l behind Nero Emperor (9-10) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Srucahan (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Mid-division, 5th halfway, progress over 2f out and ridden to dispute 1 1/2f out, under pressure and headed over 100 yards out, no impression on winner close home, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Sun On The Run (9-5) at Cork 7f hcp hvy.
Tylery Wonder (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Always prominent and led before halfway, travelling well 2f out, strongly pressed and ridden inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, headed on line, 2nd of 14, shd behind Greek Canyon (9-11) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Oct.
Allegra Tak (ITY) 20-1 (8-12) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened, 11th of 12, 14l behind Great Minds (8-4) at Curragh 6f ext hcp in Mar.
Acapulco Gold (IRE) (9-4) won at Toulouse(FR) 1m 2f stk gs in Sep '10 beating Got Life (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Shipyard (USA) 8-1 (8-4) Rear of mid-division, 13th halfway, ridden 3f out, weakened, 18th of 21, 30l behind Stuccodor (9-9) at Curragh 1m Premier Handicap (4yo+) in Mar.
In Salutem 16-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 10l behind Slipper Orchid (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Mar.
More Questions (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden in moderate 8th 2f out, kept on one paced final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Catwilldo (8-2) at Dundalk 5f pol.
Versilia Gal (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders early, 9th 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 8l behind More Questions (8-8) at Navan 5f App hcp sft in Oct.
Elusive In Paris (IRE) 11-4fav (9-9) Dwelt, soon led, headed after 2f, regained lead 2 1/2f out, ridden over 1f out, narrowly headed inside last 100 yards, no extra close home, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Victor's Beach (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Jan.
Seal Rock 6-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 17l behind Great Minds (8-4) at Curragh 6f ext hcp in Mar.
Ask Dad 20-1 (8-4) Prominent, 2nd halfway, disputed lead 2f out, soon ridden, headed under 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Great Minds (8-4) at Curragh 6f ext hcp in Mar.
C'Est Ma Souer (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Soon tracked leaders, 7th early, 8th and no impression from over 1f out, 11th of 18, 9l behind Diesel Ten (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp sft in Oct.
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led, increased advantage approaching straight and 4 lengths clear 2f out, challenged final furlong and headed over 100 yards out, no extra, 5th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Sophisticated Heir (8-11) at Leopardstown 7f in Mar.
Hi Emperor (IRE) 7-4fav (8-12) Mid-division on inner, ridden entering straight, 6th 2f out, went 4th inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Core Element (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Jan '13.
Norville (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Chased leaders and 10th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out and no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 30, 3l behind C'est Ma Souer (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp gd in Oct.
Ucanchoose (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Apache Gold (8-2) at Cork 6f App hcp in Oct.
Balmont Blast (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, headway early straight, ridden and edged left to challenge 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not match winner closing stages, 2nd of 12, nk behind Elegant Peace (8-4) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Nov.
Boughtforasong (IRE) 5-2 (8-12) Towards rear and took keen hold early, ridden and progress into 7th 2f out, kept on without threatening omn inner final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Calling You (7-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-70 pol.