Soft conditions in Ireland have tempted Dandy Nicholls to saddle dual Group 1 winner REGAL PARADE for this and though he has a big penalty to contend with and has bigger fish to fry later he has the class to see him home. Fellow English raider The Cheka is another who will enjoy the conditions though he's likely to be seen to better advantage over another furlong. Emulous is the type to go on to better things and followed a Group 3 success on soft ground at Tipperary with an impressive Listed victory over a mile at Naas. Lolly For Dolly had Paraphernalia behind when landing a Group 3 over a mile here a fortnight ago but it would be no surprise to see the form reversed over this trip. The admirably consistent Luisant is rarely far away and could take advantage if the principals are short of fitness.
Regal Parade 7-1 (9-2) Close up, led 2f out, headed 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Goldikova (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 7f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Across The Rhine (USA) 10-1 (8-13) 7th of 12, 6l behind Rileyskeepingfaith (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Mar.
Croisultan (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Prominent, led after 1f, soon headed, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 17, 5l behind Russian Spirit (8-12) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) gs in Nov.
Emulous 13-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders on outer, 6th travelling well straight, quickened to lead over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Naas 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in Oct beating Barring Decree (9-1) by 2l, 12 ran.
Lolly For Dolly (IRE) 5-2fav (9-13) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, switched right to challenge over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged right and kept on well under pressure, won at Curragh 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) sft in Mar beating Gemstone (8-9) by 2l, 9 ran.
Luisant 7-2fav (9-11) Held up in rear, 11th halfway, 9th over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong without reaching winner, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Blue Dahlia (7-8) at Curragh 6f ext hcp sft in Mar.
The Cheka (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Raced wide in touch, effort 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Fanunalter (9-4) at Kempton 1m Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Youm Mutamiez (USA) 5-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders on inner, 6th halfway, good headway to challenge early straight, led travelling well under 2f out, ridden and stayed on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov beating Swing Pattern (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Paraphernalia (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Settled towards rear, driven along in 7th over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Lolly For Dolly (9-13) at Curragh 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) sft in Mar.