Adropaupep was in cracking form on quick ground in 2011 but only had two runs last year and hasn't been seen since May. She's one to note in the betting as is Silver Chief, a very smooth winner at Sligo on her last start over hurdles but absent since a run on the Flat at Dundalk in October. LEAD KINDLY LIGHT has been racing over fences for the past couple of years but managed to finish runner-up over timber at Navan in October. She can race from a 24lb lower mark than over the bigger obstacles and looks the one to be on. Speckled Wood came good in a maiden at Thurles where she had the consistent Ma Belle Amie in second. But she has to concede plenty of weight and may not quite be up to the task.
Speckled Wood (IRE) 8-11fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway 3 out and went 2nd after next, led approaching last and kept on well run-in, comfortably, won at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb beating Ma Belle Amie (10-12) by 5l, 18 ran.
Credit Box (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, moderate 4th 4 out, ridden from next, no impression, 4th of 8, well behind Annie Power (11-2) at Clonmel 2m hdl hvy in Feb.
Adropaupep (IRE) 11-2 (10-8) Keen hold, soon led, fell 3rd, in a race won by Zaralabad (10-5) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in May, 18 ran.
Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, 6th after 4 out, 5th and slight mistake 2 out, ridden entering straight, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 11l behind Lastoftheleaders (11-6) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs hvy in Feb.
Silver Chief (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Held up towards rear, good headway into 3rd after 3 out, closer 2 out, travelled well to lead entering straight, slight mistake last, ridden and kept on strongly run-in, won at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft in Aug beating Gold Tantrum (10-4) by 10l, 10 ran.
Miss Palm (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Mid-division, 10th halfway, pushed along approaching straight and 7th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 18l behind Glens Melody (11-3) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
The Boys Dont Know (IRE) 11-2 (10-7) Chased leaders in 7th, headway to go 3rd 3 out, soon ridden and no impression in 5th after next, 5th of 11, 19l behind Luke's Benefit (10-8) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Milestone Miss (IRE) 9-2 (10-6) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 9th after 3 out, soon no extra, 7th of 13, well behind Claudia Augusta (10-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Shinahwil (IRE) 13-2 (10-8) Mid-division, headway into 6th 5 out, pushed along in 5th 3 out, kept on into 4th 2 out, no impression leaders, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 11l behind Carries Darling (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
Castle Genie (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, well behind Mala Beach (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Grainne Whale (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) In rear, slightly hampered 1st, kept on without threatening from 3 out, 7th of 16, 40l behind King Of Firth (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Cheap As Chips (IRE) 28-1 (10-9) Towards rear when brought down on bend after 1st, in a race won by Whiskey And Rye (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb, 15 ran.