KATES BENEFIT will take all the beating after her narrow defeat in a Cork Grade 3 in December. She couldn't quite go the pace back over hurdles last time and this should be more to her liking. Turica wasn't far behind Way Up In The Air at Thurles last month and has since finished runner-up at Clonmel, though beaten 17l by Kandinski. Rory Anna started a much shorter price in that Thurles event but jumped poorly before doing much better behind Domination at Limerick. Sugar Bullet has had enough chances and probably needs further.
Beeper's Milan (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Chased leader and 7th halfway, pushed along after 5 out and left moderate 4th 2 out, kept on one pace under pressure and dropped to 5th close home, 5th of 12, 18l behind Milestone Miss (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f mrs beg chs sft in Jan.
Ellaway Rose (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Towards rear, slight mistake 4th, improved 9th, pushed along in moderate 5th after 4 out, soon no extra, 4th of 9, well behind Toon River (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase sft.
Fromthecloudsabove (IRE) 15-2 (10-1) Soon disputed lead, 3rd 4 out, 6th before next, soon no extra, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Aughnacurraveel (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m hdl gf in Sep.
Hill Rock (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, 11th early, no extra from 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Knock Beauty (10-9) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Feb, 18 ran.
Kates Benefit (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Led, slight mistake 5th, challenged 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra in 3rd last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Upsie (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Feb.
Killtilane Rose (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Led, joined after 5th, headed after 7th, 3rd 4 out, lost place and weakened approaching straight, 5th of 8, 36l behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 6f (1) hvy.
Lusey Rocks (IRE) 7-4 (12-2) Tr ldrs, not qckn 3out, no impress from 2out, 4th of 12, 21l behind Uppertown Society (11-6) at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp hvy.
Miss Xian (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, closer in 7th 4 out, ridden 3 out, kept on one pace into moderate 5th last, stayed on to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Touch The Eden (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chase.
Rory Anna (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, ridden to go 3rd before straight, no impression from before last where left 2nd, soon one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Domination (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy.
Sugar Bullet (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, slight mistake 9th, pushed along from 5 out, no impression from before 2 out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Lisrose (10-8) at Thurles 3m mrs nov chs (5yo+) hvy in Feb.
Turica (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, slight mistake 7th, 5th approaching straight, moderate 3rd and no impression from before 2 out where not fluent, kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 17l behind Kandinski (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase.
Waltz Legend (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Led, joined 3rd, left clear 5 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon no impression, 5th of 12, 12l behind Ttebbob (11-10) at Naas 3m mdn hdl.