CEOL RUA won a Punchestown bumper on ground with plenty of give on New Year's Eve before finishing runner-up in a Listed event at Aintree. She was thrown in at the deep end in the Champion Bumper back at Punchestown and made no impression on stablemate Lovethehigherlaw but this is a low-key start to her hurdling career and she should be up to it. Andunowhat has made steady progress in bumpers and can go well on her first start over timber but Catcherinthescratcher's best form has come in testing conditions. Boro Bee has some fair form but she was behind Lisrenny Lady when Cecil Ross' mare finished an excellent runner-up to Dibella in a huge field at Navan last time and is unlikely to reverse the form. Clarach and Evesham Star has both done enough to warrant attention, especially the latter who ran very well behind Shifa at Gowran last time.
Bohola Lady 9-2 (11-7) Mid-division, headway to join issue approaching straight, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden and no impression after next, kept on one pace, 3rd of 24, 8l behind Peacock's Pride (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl gf in May '10.
Carrig Cottage (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, weakened 4 out, completely tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Drain Hopper (10-8) at Roscommon 2m 4f cond mares mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Catcherinscratcher (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd after 5 out, ridden in 5th before straight, no extra and weakened, 11th of 19, 24l behind Toon River (11-12) at Gowran Park 3m mdn hdl in Apr.
Ceol Rua (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 10th of 15, 29l behind Lovethehigherlaw (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat G1 (1) gd.
Andunowhat (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Towards rear, went moderate 6th and ridden 2 1/2f out, stayed on into 2nd without troubling winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 16, 4l behind Social Benefit (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4f mares n h flat in Apr.
Arctic Clouds (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Soon towards rear, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Benefique (11-7) at Tramore 2m mares mdn hdl gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Backinthere (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Mid-division, improved to tracked leaders halfway, 3rd 3 out, challenged approaching next, soon no extra and weakened, 12th of 22, 37l behind Avondhu Lady (10-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Be Frankful (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th before 3 out, no impression in moderate 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 37l behind Knockreigh (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gf in Apr.
Beneficial Leap (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ww twrds rr, bhnd from 3out, pu bef 2out, in a race won by Tout Regulier (12-0) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec '09, 15 ran.
Boro Bee (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division, closed to track leaders before 3 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 17, 6l behind Schinkel (10-13) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Clarach (IRE) 9-2 (10-3) Held up in rear, some headway soon after 3 out, soon ridden and weakened before next, 9th of 13, 45l behind Sparky May (10-12) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Evesham Star (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Towards rear, headway into 6th after 3 out, 2nd before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from between last 2, 3rd of 18, 7l behind Shifa (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Lackabane Jessie (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Well off pace towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 13, well behind Rattan (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 6yo mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Lady Samphire (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, fell 4 out, in a race won by Laughing Boy (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Sep, 18 ran.
Lisrenny Lady 7-1 (11-7) Led, clear before 2 out, ridden and reduced advantage before last where headed, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 29, 7l behind Dibella (10-2) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Shellys Creek (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, challenged in 2nd 3 out, ridden and no extra before next where hampered, 19th of 26, 32l behind Trendelenburg (11-7) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Wheresmary (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders in 7th, 3rd after 4 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight, 3rd of 20, 21l behind Apalachicola (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Witness Belle (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, no impression under pressure from before 3 out, ran on without threatening from next, 5th of 17, 13l behind Wise Oscar (11-4) at Thurles 3m mdn hdl in Mar.
Lisdaleen (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 21st of 25, well behind Golanbrook (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat gd.
Angel Star (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 4 out, 11th of 20, well behind Apalachicola (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Bluebell Princess (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 28l behind Brave Beauty (11-2) at Punchestown 2m mrs N H flat in Oct.