Shershewill is consistent enough in moderate company and should be suited by this step-up in trip. Kates Benefit is the definite form pick on her fine run behind Marasonnien at Naas last January. That came in-between two bumper victories and she is an obvious threat to all though the long absence has to be a worry. Jeunopse is still a maiden over hurdles after 18 starts though she did manage a win on the Flat. She finished just behind ANNIE OAKLEY when they occupied the minor placings over the C&D last time and the latter, who was showing her best form to date, is expected to confirm the form and take this.
Grannys Garden (IRE) Sayarshan mare out of The Top Road.
Jeunopse (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, progress from 3 out, ridden in 6th next, kept on one paced, 4th of 20, 17l behind Oscars Joy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Kates Benefit (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Prominent and led after 2f, extended advantage to 3 lengths entering straight, ridden and kept on well from over 1f out, won at Fairyhouse 2m mrs N H flat in Feb beating Emily O (10-2) by 2 1/4l, 15 ran.
Lady Lorabelle (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden entering straight and no impression in 6th 2f out, no extra, 6th of 12, 18l behind Casablanca Lily (10-13) at Limerick 2m ladies NHF hvy in Nov.
Melanjo (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, no extra from 3 out, weakened, 11th of 19, well behind Tango Moll (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jun.
Miss Penny Pincher (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 10th of 19, 42l behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Paddys Angel (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Mid-division, 7th on outer halfway, no extra from early straight, 7th of 10, 16l behind Torn Asunder (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Queen Of The Hill (FR) 12-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no impression in 9th early straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 28l behind Glens Melody (11-3) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
Shershewill (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Chased clear leader, moderate 3rd halfway, closer in 2nd approaching straight, ridden in 3rd 2 out and no extra approaching last, 5th of 12, 10l behind Third Opinion (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Tudor Fashion (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, 12th halfway, no extra approaching straight, 10th of 15, 31l behind Glens Melody (11-3) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
Annakrista (GER) 20-1 (8-12) 6th of 16, 7l behind Asturaad (9-4) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 1m 2f 3yo clm gd in Sep '11 (flat).
Annie Oakley (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Mid-division, 7th 4 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, kept on without threatening to go moderate 3rd at last, 3rd of 20, 15l behind Oscars Joy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Garron Crest (IRE) Kalanisi filly out of Lady Crest.