LEAH CLAIRE has won just once over hurdles but has generally performed with credit in strong company and gets the nod after her close third to Tennis Cap at Fairyhouse. Way Up In The Air is on the upgrade and followed her Punchestown maiden victory with a decent run at Listed level. Dul Ar An Ol and Earlson Gray are consistent though rarely win but Page Turner reverts to hurdling after running well enough over fences. Supreme Carolina couldn't handle heavy ground at Wexford after looking very progressive and today's conditions should see her in a much better light.
Absolutlyfantastic 9-2 (11-12) Close up in 2nd, lost place 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Burn And Turn (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd in Oct, 8 ran.
Page Turner (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Prominent, challenged 3 out, no extra from after next, fell last, in a race won by Novarov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Mar, 16 ran.
Baracas (FR) 33-1 (10-8) Chased leader in 2nd, fell 4th, in a race won by Citizenship (10-3) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 in Jan '12, 30 ran.
Baresi (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, weakened next, 12th of 18, 39l behind Double Ross (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.
Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd for much, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind A Fine Young Man (11-9) at Cork 2m beg chs in Mar.
Earlson Gray (FR) 7-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, improved to lead before 2 out, soon ridden, headed after 2 out, dropped to 3rd at last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Apt Approach (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hdl hvy in Dec.
Supreme Carolina (IRE) 6-4fav (11-2) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in moderate 5th and no impression 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 47l behind Gates Of Rome (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4f hdl hvy in Mar.
Curvacious (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Led and disputed, headed before straight, soon no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 14l behind Missunited (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1) hvy in Mar.
Landenstown Lady 14-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear early, 8th halfway, headway into 5th 4 out, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, 7th of 10, well behind Top Madam (11-3) at Down Royal 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1) gd in Nov.
Leah Claire (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, went 4th 2 out, no impression on winner in 5th early straight, kept on same pace into 3rd run-in, 3rd of 24, 5l behind Tennis Cap (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
Way Up In The Air (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway in 5th 2 out, ridden into 3rd last, no extra run-in, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 7, 9l behind Glens Melody (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares Listed nov hdl (1) in Jan.
Rory Anna (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, no impression, 12th of 22, 20l behind Captain Arceus (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl.