Good As Gold is an interesting booking for Ruby Walsh as she may be suited by dropping back to this trip. Miss Xian has been racing over much further than this including when scoring over 3m on this track. MRS MAC VEALE went up 5lb for her Limerick victory but it didn't prevent another impressive success at Punchestown and, though up another 8lb, she looks capable of completing a hat-trick. Run 'N' Jump hasn't had much experience but looked progressive behind Alpha And Omega here last week while useful chaser Lead Kindly Light reverts to hurdles on a much lower mark and would be a threat if ready after a break.
Kates Benefit (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened and pulled up before last, in a race won by Hunting Party (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hdl sft in May, 7 ran.
Woodville Lady (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway to go 6th entering straight, smooth progress into close 3rd at last, cruised to front run-in and kept on well, unextended, won at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan '12 beating Double Double (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Summer Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Towards rear, niggled along from 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 16th of 22, 32l behind The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
Honey Bach (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, 2nd 3 out but ridden and no extra from next, moderate 4th last, weakened, 6th of 10, 17l behind Gambling Girl (10-7) at Down Royal 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1).
Is Herself About (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Soon towards rear, fell 4 out, in a race won by Hurricane Ridge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct, 18 ran.
Miss Xian (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Held up behind leaders, moderate 5th halfway, closer in 4th after 5 out, niggled in 5th 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, 3rd entering straight, kept on run-in to 2nd on line, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Chiltern Hills (11-3) at Sligo 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in May.
Run 'N' Jump (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway to go 4th 2 out, 2nd and ridden before last, no impression and dropped to 3rd run-in, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 4l behind Alpha And Omega (11-4) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Good As Gold 8-1 (10-13) Settled in mid-division and 8th halfway, good headway approaching straight and disputed briefly before 2 out, soon headed and dropped to 3rd last, no extra run-in, 4th of 18, 10l behind Love On Top (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, close up in 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, no impression on leaders in 3rd 2 out, bad mistake last and soon dropped to 5th, 5th of 15, 14l behind Twinlight (11-10) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs hvy in Apr.
Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 4-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to challenge entering straight, ridden to lead approaching last, kept on well run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct beating World Citizen (11-5) by 3l, 19 ran.
Golden Firth (IRE) 4-1fav (10-11) Always towards rear, niggled along after halfway and no impression approaching 3 out, 13th of 17, 25l behind Tabhachtach (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Oct.
Fantastic Gold 6-1 (10-10) Waited with last of the 6, slight mistake 7th, closer order 4 out, went moderate 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 20l behind Band Of Blood (11-7) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl hvy in Oct.
Lipinski (IRE) 10-3 (10-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 3rd 2 out, ridden and no extra in 5th before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 13l behind Ange Balafre (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Clara Bel La (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Prominent, 4th after 4 out, lost place and no extra next, 11th of 17, well behind Midnight Oil (11-10) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Sultana Belle (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 6th 3 out and no extra approaching next, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 18l behind Gambling Girl (10-7) at Down Royal 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1).
Seancill Oir (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, close 2nd next, no impression before last, 9th of 16, 17l behind Evesham Star (10-13) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Oct.