Grade 3 races for mares don't grow on trees which is why Lucy Wadham is sending Baby Shine for this. She's done well over fences, winning at Towcester and Newbury, though she's been a bit disappointing on her two recent starts. BYERLEY BABE carries a penalty for her victory at a similar level at Thurles in January where she had Caoimhe's Delight close up in third. She's since found 2m too short at Navan and can confirm the form with the latter on 5lb worse terms. Civena gained her first victory over fences on New Year's Day but finished last to Foxrock in a Grade 2 last month. Lisrose beat Caoimhe's Delight at Thurles, her best run to date over fences, and must have a chance of completing a double.
Byerley Babe (IRE) 7-4 (11-4) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, slight mistake 4 out, 3rd entering straight, ridden into 2nd last, pressed winner run-in, just held, 2nd of 5, nk behind Avondhu Lady (11-3) at Naas 2m in Feb.
Baby Shine (IRE) 5-6fav (11-10) Sometimes jumped right, disputed lead, went right 1st and next, advantage 4th, joined 11th until next, looked in control when mistake 2 out, soon ridden, pressed when mistake again last, headed and no extra final 135 yards, last of 2, 2 3/4l behind She Ranks Me (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Feb.
Backinthere (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd before 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace from before last, 5th of 7, 7l behind Lisrose (10-8) at Thurles 3m mrs nov chs (5yo+) hvy in Feb.
Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 9-10fav (11-4) Disputed lead, still travelling smoothly before straight, narrowly headed when pecked last, not match winner and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Lisrose (10-8) at Thurles 3m mrs nov chs (5yo+) hvy in Feb.
Civena (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Prominent and disputed lead, headed after 3 out and dropped to rear when mistake next, no extra, last of 5, 31l behind Foxrock (11-8) at Navan 3m nov chs G2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Killtilane Rose (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 3rd 6 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on same pace straight, 3rd of 15, 10l behind Way Up In The Air (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f mrs beg chs hvy in Feb.
Lisrose (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, closed to chase leaders straight, challenged from before last where gained slight lead, drifted left to stand's side run-in, stayed on well, won at Thurles 3m mrs nov chs (5yo+) hvy in Feb beating Caoimhe's Delight (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Liz's D'estruval (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th before 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 7, 6l behind Lisrose (10-8) at Thurles 3m mrs nov chs (5yo+) hvy in Feb.