Res Ipsa Loquitur is generally well supported but has been finding little at the finish over further so this could prove her best trip. SHE'S A LEADER showed potential in bumpers and has progressed over hurdles with her latest start, when runner-up in a huge field at Fairyhouse, pointing to her chances though she wouldn't want any more rain. Annagh Haven has to be a threat after her fine run at Sligo where she attempted to make all and made the long odds-on Queen Alphabet pull out the stops though she was receiving 16lb from the winner. Winning point-to-pointer Mystic Lass ran her best race over timber at Cork last weekend and should have more improvement in her.
Silverpockets (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) In rear, raced towards outer, closer order from 7f out, 8th over 3f out, no extra from 2f out, 8th of 10, 21l behind Ardnahoe (9-11) at Limerick 2m mares n h flat hvy in Mar.
Definite Response (IRE) Definite Article mare out of What An Answer.
Loughderg Princess (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 9th 3 out, no impression, 9th of 15, 47l behind Ronava (10-11) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Mystic Lass (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, held up, closer in 4th approaching straight, led before 3 out, headed 2 out, 3rd at last, kept on same pace run-in and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 10, 6l behind Grand Partner (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gf.
Res Ipsa Loquitur (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 5 out, ridden after 2 out, no extra in 3rd entering straight, 4th last, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 13l behind Barney King (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
She's A Leader (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, closer in 3rd before straight, jumped slightly left 2 out, challenged and almost on terms from before last, no impression and kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 22, 2 1/4l behind Time For A Pint (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gf in May.
Yanna Hennay (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Lost ground start, never better than mid-division, 11th of 20, 32l behind Fourni (10-12) at Galway 2m mrs N H flat gf in Sep.
Annagh Haven (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Led, challenged approaching 2 out, narrowly headed 2 out, rallied in 2nd on inner at last, ran on well without reaching winner, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Queen Alphabet (11-1) at Sligo 2m mrs nov hdl gf.