Some very disappointing types here but it's time CHASING SHADOWS was winning and she won't get many better opportunities. Dessie Hughes' mare began her hurdling career in very good style but hasn't made the expected progress though her overall form just about gives her the edge over Ross Bay. She's another who has gone backwards after looking a fair prospect though any further rain will increase her chances. Shesonlyahorse has been placed twice in a total of 17 career starts but shouldn't be dismissed after a better run in a Tipperary handicap last time, though winning point-to-pointer Tukawhile probably needs further.
Chasing Shadows (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd approaching straight, kept on same pace under pressure from before 2 out, 5th of 16, 12l behind Somedaysomehow (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m mares mdn hdl.
Coppers (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Always behind, 17th of 20, well behind Smokey Joe Joe (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct '10.
Get Off The Stage (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Prominent, weakened after 2 out, 9th of 13, 36l behind Lean Times (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.
Girlie'sdream (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) In rear, ridden along 3 out, poor 12th next, kept on steadily to go moderate 3rd at last, no impression on leaders, 3rd of 13, 25l behind Hansupfordetroit (11-1) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Imeanttotellyou (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Alw in rr, gd prog to 5th 1/2 way, wknd & pu 3out, in a race won by Flemankor (11-4) at Durrow 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb, 12 ran.
Ross Bay (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division, some progress from 4 out, ridden in moderate 6th entering straight, no extra, 11th of 20, 24l behind Norther Bay (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Sep.
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 2nd and challenged before 2 out, soon on terms, not match winner from last and kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Grange (11-2) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
Thats Our Luck (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Led, not fluent 5th, headed from 3 out, no extra and pulled up next, in a race won by Miriam's Dream (11-4) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl hvy, 15 ran.
Top Shot (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Celtic Cailin (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Aug, 15 ran.
Trendy Gift (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 9th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 42l behind Ted Veale (11-12) at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Tukawhile (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Prominent, slow jump 1st, 8th after 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 10th of 24, 33l behind What An Flyer (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl in Apr.
Wareeds Tune (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, no extra from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Colleen Ban (10-6) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl in Sep, 14 ran.