MAAREK won this a year ago, the first of three victories which included the Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp. He was well behind An Saigdhiur at Cork on his return but the ground that day was very testing and he can take his revenge now and land this for the second time. Scream Blue Murder was 5l back in second at Cork and looks held by the winner but Timeless Call is a decent sort at this level and her trainer doesn't waste entries. Guerre is the unexposed entry and the only three-year-old. He couldn't quite handle the step into this grade at the Curragh on his second start but entries in several Group 1s suggest better is expected in his second campaign.
Maarek 11-8fav (10-0) Upset in stalls, chased leaders, ridden in 7th and switched right 2f out, no impression under pressure 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 14l behind An Saighdiur (9-7) at Cork 6f Listed stks (1) hvy.
An Saighdiur (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Made all, pushed along to assert early final furlong, stayed on well to draw clear final 100 yards, won at Cork 6f Listed stks (1) hvy beating Scream Blue Murder (9-5) by 5l, 10 ran.
Leitir Mor (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden and weakening when bumped over 2f out, behind and eased over 1f out, 9th of 12, 27l behind Olympic Glory (9-0) at Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 3-1 (9-13) Keen hold on outer, chased leaders, 5th 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace closing stages, last of 7, 3l behind Timeless Call (9-8) at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol in Oct.
Srucahan (IRE) 4-1fav (9-13) Raced in far side group to halfway where 14th, improved into 4th 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out hands and heels, reduced lead close home, won at Curragh 6f hcp beating Norville (8-5) by 1/2l, 20 ran.
Scream Blue Murder (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, 3rd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, 2nd and no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 5l behind An Saighdiur (9-7) at Cork 6f Listed stks (1) hvy.
Timeless Call (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Soon disputed lead, in front travelling well 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, stayed on well, won at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol in Oct beating Monsieur Joe (9-13) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Allegra Tak (ITY) 25-1 (9-11) Raced in far side group to halfway where 2nd, dropped to 11th and no extra 1f out, 16th of 20, 12l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp.
Lottie Dod (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Chased leader and 2nd halfway, ridden early straight and closer 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong to lead near line, won at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Mar beating Harry Trotter (9-6) by nk, 10 ran.
Guerre (USA) 8-11fav (9-3) Prominent, led 2 1/2f out, ridden 2f out and soon strongly pressed, headed 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Shining Emerald (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Sep.