Winning bumper Queen Of The Hill looked as though she needed a thorough test of stamina when battling into second behind Annie Oakley at Fairyhouse and should get it here but TOYE NATIVE almost caused a shock when runner-up to Art Of Logistics at Down Royal in November and again ran well there at Christmas. Ruby Walsh is a very positive booking and she's handed the vote, though Carrigeen Lonicera has been successful between the flags and in a Fairyhouse bumper last time so facing a set of hurdles shouldn't be a problem and she's a big threat. Girl In Blue has also won a point-to-point and a bumper and ploughed through the mud to score here last time so she'll be well suited by the conditions. Golanedge looks best of the remainder.
A Jersey Girl (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Soon mid-division, closer order from before 3 out, 4th before next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 19l behind Chasing Shadows (10-8) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Carrigeen Lonicera (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) won at Fairyhouse 2m mares n h flat hvy beating Kymin's Way (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Girl In Blue (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Soon tracked leaders, in front over 6f out, joined and marginally headed approaching straight, soon back in front and clear from over 2f out, stayed on well, reduced lead and holding on at the finish, won at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Dec beating Young Ambition (10-13) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Kilbeg Katie (IRE) Quws mare out of Rockchapel Molly.
Lady Boulea (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 3 out and no extra in 5th early straight, weakened, 5th of 14, well behind Captain Canada (11-4) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Pumped Up Kicks (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) 5th of 8, 21l behind Carrigeen Lonicera (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m mares n h flat hvy.
Queen Of The Hill (FR) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 3 out, went 2nd from next, kept on run-in, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Annie Oakley (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares mdn hdl hvy.
Somethinglikethat (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) In rear, no danger and kept on approaching straight, 8th of 16, well behind Courtly Conduct (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Status Update (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 17, well behind Jennies Jewel (11-2) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Tell Me Lucy (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Close up and disputed lead, niggled along in 3rd after 3 out, no extra into straight, 7th of 14, 34l behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Golanedge (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Soon mid-division, improved approaching 4 out, tracked leaders from next, 4th before 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 29l behind Milborough (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy.
Secret Passage (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Glens Melody (11-3) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
Toye Native (IRE) 9-2 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, some headway after halfway and closer in 5th approaching straight, soon ridden and went 4th approaching last, kept on same pace into 3rd run-in without troubling principals, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Third Opinion (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Trendy Native 16-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, struggling when a little short of room before straight, soon no impression, 6th of 14, 22l behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Magical Mother (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Soon led, slight peck 3rd, bad mistake 5 out, fell 3 out, in a race won by Oscars Business (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs hvy in Dec, 7 ran.
Big Duchess (IRE) Broadway Flyer mare out of Mimansa.
Garron Crest (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always behind, 10th of 13, well behind Annie Oakley (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares mdn hdl hvy.