Love On Top appeared to appreciate stepping up to 2m4f at Clonmel though she's proved she has the pace for this by landing a bumper earlier. Clara Mc Cloud was a progressive point-to-pointer before joining Gordon Elliott and though fortunate to make a winning debut for the yard at Tramore that run suggested there would be more to come. Emily Gray completed a double here, where she had Love On Top behind, and at Gowran before running even better behind Dick Dundee at Cork where she made a mess of the last. She looks certain to go well but the vote goes to LEAD KINDLY LIGHT, who is better over fences though connections are taking advantage of a much lower hurdles rating and can be rewarded.
Dazzling Susie (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Waited with early, led approaching 2nd, soon clear, not entirely fluent 6th, not fluent next either, reduced lead from before 4 out, headed from before straight, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 23l behind Ballinahow Lady (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 4f mares chs Grd 3 (1) in Nov.
Love On Top (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, headway to dispute early straight and led after 2 out, asserted last and kept on under pressure run-in, won at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct beating Lilly Of The Moor (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 18 ran.
Tropical Three (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Carole's Spirit (11-2) at Newbury 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (3) gs in Nov, 7 ran.
Clara Mc Cloud (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, in touch on outside 8th, went 2nd 3 out, driven next, 2 lengths down and one pace when left clear last, won at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl sft in Apr beating Town Pond (11-4) by 9l, 13 ran.
Honey Bach (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 16, 12l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-13) at Naas 2m mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.
Emily Gray (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 10th approaching straight, 4th before 2 out, no impression in moderate 3rd when not fluent last, kept on well run-in, 3rd of 16, 2l behind Dick Dundee (10-10) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Good As Gold 7-1 (10-12) In rear, 11th before straight, ridden in 8th at last, no impression, 7th of 16, 14l behind Hop In (10-8) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Sea Rocket (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, lost place and mid-division before 5 out, ridden and no extra 3 out, 9th of 15, 27l behind Sullane Chief (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Towards rear, moderate 4th approaching straight, left moderate 2nd from 3 out, kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Twinlight (11-10) at Cork 2m chs Grd 2 (1) sft.
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, ridden from 4 out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 26l behind Go Paddy Go (11-3) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Lipinski (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 11th of 16, 15l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-13) at Naas 2m mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.
The Conker Club (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Soon prominent, dropped to moderate 7th 2 out, no impression,, 8th of 15, 30l behind Afatcat (10-11) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-102.
Bennys Girl (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Close up, slight mistake 7th, moderate 2nd when slight mistake 4 out, dropped to 7th and no extra approaching straight,, 7th of 17, well behind Theatre Bird (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.