BELUCKYAGAIN has a stout jumper's pedigree so the fact that he's only looked moderate in bumpers despite a victory at Thurles shouldn't be held against him. This will be much more to his liking and he can condede the weight to Circe's Island, who looks the main threat. She's been coming up against some smart performers in maidens and ran her best race behind Back Before Dawn last time. Ellie Mia, who was just behind, was having only her fourth start and should improve enough to get competitive. Well Tuned won a Roscommon bumper in September but that was on fast ground.
Beluckyagain (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Prominent, 3rd approaching straight, ridden in 5th 1 1/2f out, challenged and on terms briefly 1f out, soon no chance with winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Twentytwo's Taken (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mrs N H flat hvy.
Cinder Rua (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, swift headway to lead 5f out, headed and ridden 3f out, under pressure in 5th 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 8l behind Hairy O'malley (11-10) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy.
Diamond Reign (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division until saddle slipped forward and headway into 2nd after 4f, still prominent until pulled up 4f out, in a race won by Kilnockin Lady (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 2f mrs N H flat hvy in Dec, 17 ran.
Run Sally Run (IRE) 100-1 (10-4) Held up, no extra from before 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 15, well behind The Housekeeper (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Ellie Mia (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Prominent and disputed, ridden in 5th 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 5th of 19, 6l behind Back Before Dawn (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Meadowlands (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Thunder Road.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Prominent early and tracked leaders, 6th halfway, no extra early straight, eased before last, tailed off, 15th of 22, well behind Daneking (11-11) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Well Tuned (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 5th approaching straight, no extra from under 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Twentytwo's Taken (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mrs N H flat hvy.
Circe's Island (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden after 3 out, kept on under pressure, 4th before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 19, 6l behind Back Before Dawn (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
De Danu's Bach (IRE) Bach filly out of The Dara Queen.