Silver Chief has been placed in three of her six starts over fences and that experience should stand her in good stead. But dual hurdles winner ELSIE is rated much higher than the latter over timber and Thomas Mullins' mare may prove too good if taking to the larger obstacles. Royal Flight is another hurdles winner making her debut over fences and is related to a winning chaser but Missed Cloud and Shesaportrait are hard to fancy on what little they have shown so far.
Elsie (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Towards rear, last and pushed along 3rd, no danger from 6 out, eased approaching straight, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Wisty (9-3) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd.
Missed Cloud (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, mistake 7 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, 9th of 12, 37l behind Mrs Mac Veale (11-7) at Tramore 2m 7f beg chs gd.
Royal Flight (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, progress 4 out, ridden in 7th after 3 out, no extra 2 out, weakened, 12th of 17, 35l behind Cacheofgold (10-6) at Galway 2m mrs hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Shesaportrait (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression before straight, 11th of 18, 50l behind Sarah Battle (10-9) at Limerick 3m nov hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Apr.
Silver Chief (IRE) 11-8fav (11-2) Disputed when mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Dedoctorsdaughter (11-2) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gd in Jul, 13 ran.