An Saighdiur was in very good form at this time a year ago but looks a few pounds high now. He was just behind SRUCAHAN in a Curragh Listed event last month and the latter, who started favourite after an earlier victory on the track, should come out on top again and can regain the winning thread. Flic Flac was well beaten in this a year ago but has been busy at Dundalk over the winter and should do much better. Allegra Tak was behind the selection at the Curragh as was the heavily-backed Bird's Eye View, though the latter's saddle slipped and he has to be forgiven that run.
An Saighdiur (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Chased leader, led 2 1/2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra from 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 11l behind Bold Thady Quill (9-7) at Cork 6f Listed stks (1) hvy in Mar.
Srucahan (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out, 5th 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 11l behind Bold Thady Quill (9-7) at Cork 6f Listed stks (1) hvy in Mar.
Norville (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed entering straight, no impression from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 13, 6l behind Balmont Mast (9-6) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol in Oct.
Flic Flac (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 3rd 2f out, soon 2nd, ridden to challenge 1f out, led final 150 yards, strongly pressed and headed close home, 3rd of 13, nk behind Strait Of Zanzibar (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol.
Faleena (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Prominent and led before halfway, headed under 2f out and soon no extra, weakened, 11th of 13, 7l behind Cape Of Approval (9-5) at Curragh 5f hcp in Sep.
Arbitrageur (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th 2f out, ridden into close 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 1l behind Strait Of Zanzibar (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol.
Bird's Eye View 11-8fav (8-11) Saddled slipped early, settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along under 2f out, rider lost irons 1f out, soon eased, last of 7, 17l behind Srucahan (9-2) at Curragh 6f ext hcp hvy in Mar.
Nini Ok (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along into 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Cash Or Casualty (9-5) at Dundalk 7f Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) pol in Mar.
Allegra Tak (ITY) 7-1 (8-7) Led, headed under 2f out, ridden in 2nd 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace in 4th final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Srucahan (9-2) at Curragh 6f ext hcp hvy in Mar.
Made In Design (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden in close 3rd 2f out, improved to lead under 1f out, stayed on well, won at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Sep beating Scrapper Blackwell (8-13) by 1l, 12 ran.
Theyturnedmedown (IRE) 10-3fav (9-3) Led, headed approaching halfway, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra under 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 15l behind Fit The Cove (9-0) at Listowel 6f hcp hvy in Sep.
Kateeva (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden into 5th 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Bold Thady Quill (9-7) at Cork 6f Listed stks (1) hvy in Mar.