Indian Fairy looked as though she would be better suited by a stiffer test of stamina when runner-up over 2m2f at Punchestown. She is very closely matched with Shuilamach on that run and the latter may come out on top over this shorter trip. Mimi And Bow has won between the flags and is another likely to be suited by further in time and YOUNG AMBITION ran so well on her debut over this C&D last month that she's given the nod. She was always in the firing-line that day and only just failed to grab the spoils from Girl In Blue, who runs in the opener, so this looks within her capabilities. Nouveau Moulin showed some improvement at Cork and may do best of the remainder.
Grande Milan (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Ld/disp, 2nd from 7th, 3rd 2out, prog bef last in 3rd, went 2nd flat & gaining on wnr towards fin, 2nd of 11, hd behind Our Katie (11-7) at Aghabullogue 3m ire ptp sft.
Mimi And Bow 20-1 (10-4) Chased leaders in 7th, headway into 3rd 3 out, ridden early straight and went 2nd before last, kept on same pace but no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Rocknrollrambo (10-13) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl.
Nouveau Moulin (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Waited with towards rear, progress from before straight, chased winner and no impression from under 2f out, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Golantilla (11-5) at Cork 2m N H flat.
Shuilamach (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Settled in rear, headway into 5th approaching straight, ridden and no impression in 4th over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong and just failed to get 2nd close home, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Our Pollyanna (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f mrs N H flat hvy in Dec.
The Conker Club (IRE) Beneficial mare out of Puff Of Magic.
Times Like These (IRE) Old Vic mare out of She's The One.
County Champions (IRE) Evens (11-7) Mid div, 6th 1/2way, prog aftr 4out & 2nd when mstk 2out, cl 3rd at last until so to ld flat, went clr cl home, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec beating Lemmond Lady (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Indian Fairy (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders on outer, took keen hold, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression on winner early straight, kept on one pace under pressure to go moderate 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 10l behind Our Pollyanna (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f mrs N H flat hvy in Dec.
Ivy Glen (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace from 5f out, 7th of 16, 45l behind Girl In Blue (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Dec.
Lilly's Express (IRE) King's Theatre mare out of Masriyna's Article.
Liu Na Scooth Bay (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 6th approaching 3f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 10l behind Catimini (10-13) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat in Dec.
Overwater Overbury mare out of Montelfolene.
Woodville Miss (IRE) Heron Island mare out of Woodville Lass.
Young Ambition (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Soon tracked leaders, 4th approaching straight, moderate 2nd from over 2f out, kept on well to close on winner inside final furlong, not quite get there, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Girl In Blue (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Dec.
Cloch Anna (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, well off the pace, dropped to poor 7th approaching 4f out, soon no extra, 10th of 11, well behind Josie S And B (11-2) at Roscommon 2m N H flat in Sep.