Charlie's Vic landed a Grade 3 at Limerick last time with a battling success over Avondhu Lady. The shorter trip will suit the winner who can confirm the form though both should go well. After scoring at Cheltenham in November, Nadiya De La Vega has failed to cope with the subsequent weight rise but she's now only 3lb higher and has to be considered. BLAZING TEMPO, the 2011 Galway Plate winner, has been mixing it with the best and should find this to her liking. She's given the nod though Definite Class is another with strong credentials back over fences having finished close behind the selection over hurdles on two occasions in September. The consistent Our Girl Salley can make her presence felt in a first-time tongue strap.
Blazing Tempo (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Settled off leaders in 3rd, niggled along and no impression 4 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 23l behind Sizing Europe (11-12) at Punchestown 2m chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Charlie's Vic (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Waited with towards rear, closed approaching straight, soon tracked leaders, slight mistake 2 out, challenged in 2nd last, gained narrow lead and stayed on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m 6f Mares Novice Chase (Grade 3) (5yo+) (1) hvy in Mar beating Avondhu Lady (11-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Avondhu Lady (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Prominent in chasing group, a bit slow 6 out, closed from before 3 out, led approaching straight, soon pressed, narrowly headed run-in, kept on well without quite matching winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Charlie's Vic (10-11) at Limerick 2m 6f Mares Novice Chase (Grade 3) (5yo+) (1) hvy in Mar.
Definite Class (IRE) 9-4fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden along after 4 out, 6th on outer 2 out, kept on one paced, 4th of 12, 5l behind Blazing Tempo (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd in Sep.
Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 12-1 (11-3) In touch on outside, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Golden Chieftain (10-2) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Mar, 24 ran.
Banjaxed Girl 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leader in 2nd and jumped right, ridden in 3rd from 3 out, 4th next, regained moderate 3rd from last, kept on one paced, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Dedigout (11-2) at Naas 2m 4f nov chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Mar.
Belle Brook (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Led and attempted to make all, ridden approaching last and kept on under pressure run-in, no extra and headed on line, 2nd of 5, shd behind Canaly (11-12) at Clonmel 2m chs in Feb.
Burn And Turn (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened from 3 out, 21st of 28, well behind Abbey Lane (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan.
Dream Function (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Chased leader, moderate 2nd halfway, closer 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no extra entering straight, 8th of 11, 31l behind Zuzka (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hdl G3 (1) sft in Dec.
Madam Bovary (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up in 5th, pushed along from 5th, no impression under pressure from 3 out, 5th of 6, 9l behind Sweeney Tunes (11-5) at Naas 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) in Feb.
Mae's Choice (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Held up behind when blundered and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) sft in Mar, 19 ran.
Our Girl Salley (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Prominent in chasing group, closed into 3rd 2 out, 2nd at last, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind Away We Go (10-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.