Gordon Elliott complicates the issue by saddling hurdling newcomer Narjawa, a winner for John Oxx at Sligo, and the multiple winner Mae's Choice. The latter, a winning point-to-pointer, is looking a nice staying prospect and made all for a comfortable victory over 2m4f here but the drop in trip could hand the initiative to LUCIA BAY. Lucinda Russell's mare had performed with credit over further before finding the minimum distance to her advantage at Newcastle and may have too much basic speed for her main rival.
Mae's Choice (IRE) 4-5fav (11-6) Made all, stayed on strongly from last, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jan beating Glenora Gale (11-0) by 9l, 6 ran.
Lucia Bay 4-6fav (11-2) Took keen hold, held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, led before 2 out, clear last, stayed on strongly, won at Newcastle 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Charlie's Vic (10-9) by 5l, 11 ran.
Greenmeetic (IRE) Black Sam Bellamy mare out of Asura.
If Ever (IRE) 150-1 (10-9) In rear, not fluent 3rd, pushed along after 5th, soon reminders and weakened 6th, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Nuts N Bolts (11-8) at Ayr 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Jan, 4 ran.
Narjawa (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Mid-division, moderate 7th from 4f out, no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 14, 22l behind Midnight Music (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp 55-85 hvy in Sep (flat).