Noras Fancy and Shadow Eile have stiff tasks under their penalties while Is Herself About has beaten very little in her two unbeaten runs over timber. Ceol Rua has twice finished behind Make A Track and was only caught on the line over the minimum trip at Gowran last time. She'll make a bold bid to lead all but OSCARS BUSINESS may have her measure. Robert Tyner's winning point-to-pointer easily won a Navan bumper last month and followed up in emphatic style on her hurdling bow at Limerick. This longer trip is in her favour and she looks a decent staying prospect. Dazzling Susie has been a little disappointing since her winning debut over hurdles but has had some stiff tasks and is by no means out of this.
Noras Fancy (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, not get to winner from before last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 4, 6l behind So Young (11-12) at Thurles 2m Lstd hdl hvy in Dec.
Shadow Eile (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Chased clear leader in 3rd, pushed along and no impression when stumbled approaching 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 5th of 6, well behind Miss Nomer (10-7) at Down Royal 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1) sft in Nov.
Is Herself About (IRE) 1-2fav (11-4) Raced in 3rd until pulled way into 2nd from 4th, led approaching 4 out, clear approaching next, dived at 2 out, stayed on well, very easily, won at Thurles 2m hdl hvy in Dec beating Taralga (11-0) by 21l, 4 ran.
Benny's Fagartha (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 3 out, under pressure in 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 10l behind Dedigout (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f nh nov hdl in Dec.
Ceol Rua (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Attempted to make all, ridden and strongly pressed from 2 out, joined at last, kept on well run-in, headed near line, 2nd of 5, hd behind Make A Track (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m nov hdl sft in Dec.
Dazzling Susie (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Led racing freely, headed approaching straight and soon no extra, beaten when mistake 2 out, last of 6, 30l behind Sous Les Cieux (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) sft in Dec.
Oscars Business (IRE) 4-5fav (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, closed up 3 out, challenged and on terms before next where led, clear approaching last, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m 2f mares mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Glibin (11-2) by 12l, 12 ran.
Espresso Lady (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Prominent, led before 4 out, strongly pressed and joined 2 out, headed and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Glibin (11-2) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy.
Eveningofelegance (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, 5th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 19, 19l behind Hats And Heels (11-3) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl.