KNOCK STARS scored at Dundalk on Friday and has won on ground with plenty of give in the past. He's 2lb lower on Turf and though penalised still looks on a good enough mark to complete a quick double. Versilia Gal will love the ground but rarely competes at a trip this short nowadays and scored over 7f at Sligo on her penultimate start. Allegra Tak has been competing at a much higher level since her early season double on soft ground and she looks certain to get competitive but More Questions gained his only victory over 6f on fast going. Kentra won twice on soft ground at Longchamp last year but her recent runs for new connections have been over much longer trips, including 1m4f at Listowel.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Raced near side, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened soon after, 25th of 27, 21l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-100) (3yo+) (2) sft.
Allegra Tak (ITY) 28-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 10, 14l behind Russian Soul (9-7) at Tipperary 5f Listed stks (1) in Aug.
Footprint (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Soon mid-division, 10th before straight, no impression under pressure in 7th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 9th of 15, 6l behind Captain Cullen (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd in Sep.
Versilia Gal (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Mid-division on outer, ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 10th of 13, 6l behind Bainne (8-9) at Sligo 6f hcp in Aug.
Knock Stars (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, improved to lead 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 5f hcp pol beating Under Review (8-5) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders and pushed along in 9th halfway, no impression over 1f out, 11th of 14, 5l behind Greek Canyon (9-11) at Curragh 6f hcp gd.
Bird's Eye View 10-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, 17th of 23, 11l behind Tylery Wonder (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
More Questions (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Apache Gold (8-2) at Cork 6f App hcp.
Kentra (FR) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 14th of 15, 19l behind Sretaw (7-11) at Curragh 1m App hcp gd.
Scatty Cat (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) In touch far side, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 6th of far side group, 15th of 24, 6l behind Hazelrigg (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Jumbo Steps (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Settled in rear of mid-division and 11th halfway, ridden in 9th over 1f out and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Greek Canyon (9-11) at Curragh 6f hcp gd.
Three Bells (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 12th of 15, 12l behind Sretaw (7-11) at Curragh 1m App hcp gd.
City Of Culture (IRE) 10-3fav (9-10) Chased leader on rail, ridden and lost place 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Enter The Red (8-7) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65.