ANNIE POWER has been found some comfortable opportunities to remain unbeaten in four starts and though meeting better class rivals here can continue her sequence before heading for Cheltenham. She jumped very well for a facile success on her hurdling debut at Thurles and Ruby Walsh will be on her for the first time. Dressedtothenines looked a very smart prospect last season, twice finishing close up in Grade 2 contests. She was unfancied on her reappearance at Leopardstown in December and ran accordingly so a much better effort is expected this time. Eyesontheprize ran very well to finish fourth in that latter contest and should be forgiven her run behind Solwhit at Naas.
Dressedtothenines (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden and weakened before 3 out, last of 11, well behind Zuzka (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hdl G3 (1) sft in Dec.
Eyesontheprize (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Chased leader, 4th halfway, ridden early straight and no impression when not fluent last, 4th of 6, 19l behind Solwhit (10-13) at Naas 2m 3f hdl Gr3 (1) hvy in Jan.
Credit Box (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, headway to dispute 5 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, no extra entering straight, 7th of 10, 39l behind Come To The Party (10-9) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.
Annie Power (IRE) 1-2fav (11-4) Close up in 2nd, improved to lead after 3 out, edged clear before next, stayed on well, not extended, won at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov beating Dubh Go Leir (10-13) by 13l, 18 ran.
Mac Idol (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Chased leader, 9th halfway, ridden into 5th approaching straight but no impression on winner from 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 20, 11l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Oscar Town (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Trkd ldr in 2nd until 3rd 4out, wknd aftr 3out & to when pu bef 2out, in a race won by Mullane's Bridge (12-0) at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp in May, 11 ran.
Truckers Darling (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Ww rr mid div, 9th aftr a mile, prog in 6th 2out & went 2l 2nd at last, sow flat to ld cl home, won at Aghabullogue 3m ire ptp sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Celtic Passion (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 20, 35l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.