A very moderate contest but a good opportunity for ITALIAN CHORUS to go one better than when runner-up to Special Bar over 2m3f at Naas. She wasn't stopping at the finish so the extra furlong shouldn't be a problem and the opposition looks weak. Daisyanabelle ran a couple of decent races on good ground in the summer but has floundered in the mud so it's Gouland Vixen who looks the main threat. She ran a much better race behind Tennis Cap at Cork last time and with further progress likely should make her presence felt. Wining point-to-pointer Back In There has shown a glimmer of ability over hurdles and wouldn't need much improvement to figure here.
Backinthere (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Prominent very early, soon mid-division, no extra approaching 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Catcherinscratcher (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jun '11.
C'est La Mode (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight without troubling leaders, 8th of 16, 22l behind Cailin Annamh (11-2) at Wexford 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-5yo) gd in Oct.
Gortmore Express (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, under pressure when slight mistake 4 out, behind when fell last, in a race won by Beabus Jack (11-4) at Killarney 2m 4f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Jul, 18 ran.
Goulane Vixen (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Attempted to make all, headed 3 out, dropped to 3rd and no impression from next, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 17l behind Tennis Cap (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Milestone Miss (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, no threat in straight, 8th of 16, 21l behind Bullet Street (11-9) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl hvy.
Pumped Up Kicks (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Alw pr, cl 4th 3out, rdn & not qckn in 4th bef last & fell, in a race won by Carrig Rua Lady (12-0) at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp sft in Mar, 16 ran.
Tell Me Lucy (IRE) Evens (11-7) Ld, hdd 3rd, disp from 7th, ld 4out, hdd brfly 3out, ld again 2out & in command last, kow flat, won at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct beating Oscar Amy (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Under The Spell (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Mid-division, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Bruff (10-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) sft in Sep, 15 ran.
Ceann Phoil Cailin (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Waited with towards rear at ordinary pace, closer order 4f out, no extra from 2f out, 12th of 18, 25l behind Gilt Shadow (11-8) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gs.
Daisyanabelle (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Soon well off pace in mid-division, no extra 4 out and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by The Boys Dont Know (10-13) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl, 17 ran.
Italian Chorus (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Towards rear, headway from 3 out, went 4th entering straight, ridden in 4th 2 out, went 2nd before last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Special Bar (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Oct.