LAYLA JOAN was the best of these over hurdles. She was fancied to go close in a Grade 1 mares' novice event at Fairyhouse last time and is the one to beat if taking to the larger obstacles. Andreas Pride has won over hurdles on fast ground and makes her chasing debut along with Tramore winner Mini Vic. But Shaunas Dream makes more appeal after finishing runner-up at Limerick earlier this month on only her second start over the larger obstacles. Queen Of Cool made the frame over fences back in 2012 but Sugar Bullet has had plenty of chances without so far tasting success. Waltz Legend didn't fare too badly when fifth on his chasing debut at Gowran in March and may figure.
Andreas Pride (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Chased leader, slight mistake 4th, 3rd halfway, slightly slow and pushed along 5 out, ridden and no extra after next, weakened and tailed off, last of 5, well behind Carriganog (11-6) at Wexford 2m nh nov hdl sft in Oct.
Dranagold (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 3rd 3 out, ridden in 4th and no extra before 2 out, swished tail, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 10l behind Tudor Fashion (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mrs beg chs.
Layla Joan (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Soon raced in moderate 3rd, pecked 3rd, pecked again and unseated rider next,, in a race won by Adriana Des Mottes (10-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares nov hdl Gr 1 (1) sft, 8 ran.
Mini Vic (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 4th, 6th halfway, mistake 4 out, ridden into 4th before straight, stayed on into 2nd before 2 out, no impression on winner from 2 out, 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Clara Mc Cloud (11-6) at Limerick 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl.
Queen Of Cool (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Held up, 9th halfway, some progress 4 out, moderate 6th 2 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 19l behind Sicilian Secret (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd in Sep '12.
Shaunas Dream (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Led and disputed, led before straight, ridden and headed when mistake 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Tudor Fashion (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mrs beg chs.
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.
Uncatchable (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Soon towards rear, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by The Colleen Ban (10-6) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl in Sep '12, 14 ran.
Waltz Legend (IRE) 15-8fav (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, stayed on same pace before last, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Bespoke Lady (10-12) at Hexham 3m mares mdn hdl (5) gs.