Srucahan ended the last campaign with two victories on heavy going over 6f and the ground was the same when he made a successful reappearance at the Curragh. He went up 6lb for that win and was unable to cope at Naas when ALLEGRA TAK beat Theyturnedmedown by almost two lengths. The winner is a consistent performer on testing ground and though 8lb higher is taken to complete the double. Queen Grace is capable of going well back on Turf as is Kateeva, who lost all chance at the start in the selection's race at Naas but looks well handicapped.
Nero Emperor (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Led far side and showed good speed, edged right to join main group before halfway, headed well over 1f out and soon weakened, eased when beaten inside final furlong, last of 9, 14l behind Maarek (10-0) at Naas 5f Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Srucahan (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Raced keenly and tracked leaders on far side early, soon edged right to join stands' side group, 4th 2f out, soon ridden and no extra from 1f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Allegra Tak (8-4) at Naas 6f hcp sft in Apr.
Hurricane Twister (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 6th on inner 2f out and soon no extra, eased, last of 10, 32l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 sft in Apr.
Queen Grace (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Disputed early, soon chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, no extra in 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Harry Trotter (9-8) at Dundalk 5f Apprentice Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) pol in Apr.
Allegra Tak (ITY) 7-1 (8-4) Led far side and made virtually all, driven along and strongly pressed 2f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Naas 6f hcp sft in Apr beating Theyturnedmedown (8-1) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Faleena (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leader on far side, ridden after halfway and no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 8th of 11, 11l behind Allegra Tak (8-4) at Naas 6f hcp sft in Apr.
Theyturnedmedown (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Led main group on stands' side and always prominent, ridden 2f out and 2nd overall 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Allegra Tak (8-4) at Naas 6f hcp sft in Apr.
Ucanchoose (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Led stands side, ridden 2f out, soon headed, weakened final furlong, 12th of 23, 11l behind Jack Dexter (9-8) at Ayr 6f hcp (4) hvy in Sep.
Kateeva (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Reared leaving stalls and very slowly away, not recover and always trailing, 10th of 11, 26l behind Allegra Tak (8-4) at Naas 6f hcp sft in Apr.
Longfield Lad (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Prominent, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Victor's Beach (8-8) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol in Dec.
Enigma Code (UAE) 9-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden in moderate 4th entering straight, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 5l behind Phebes Wish (9-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp 50-75 pol in Apr.