UNACCOMPANIED had Sailors Warn three lengths behind in the Grade 1 Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown in February with Toner D'Oudairies a further 12 lengths back. Dermot Weld's filly, subsequently runner-up in the Triumph Hurdle and successful in a Listed event on the Flat, will be fit enough after a run on the level at Leopardstown on Sunday and the ground is very much in her favour. Sailors Warn wasn't far behind in the Triumph Hurdle and has continued to go well. He had Little Green half-a-length behind at Limerick in October but the latter has a real chance of reversing the form over this shorter trip with a slight pull in the weights. The remainder are all decent performers but will need improvement to figure in this grade.
Sailors Warn (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Settled behind leaders in 4th, headway in 3rd entering straight, improved to narrow lead before last and drifted slightly left, ridden and headed after last, hampered and kept on run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Steps To Freedom (10-11) at Punchestown 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) in Oct.
Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 9-1 (11-4) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, improved to lead briefly early straight, ridden and headed before last, no extra in 3rd last, weakened, last of 5, 15l behind Steps To Freedom (10-11) at Punchestown 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) in Oct.
Lyreen Legend (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, moderate 4th 3 out, went 2nd after next, headway run-in and kept on well to lead closing stages, won at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Oct beating Mystic Desir (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Joxer (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 3f out, ridden in 3rd 2f out, stayed on to challenge 1f out, disputed inside final furlong, led close home, won at Punchestown 2m N H flat in Oct beating Mount Colah (11-7) by hd, 12 ran.
Mystic Desir (FR) 6-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, good headway to go 2nd 4 out, led travelling best before 2 out, soon in command, pushed along and soon under pressure run-in, no extra and headed closing stages, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Lyreen Legend (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Unaccompanied (IRE) 11-10fav (10-9) Held up in rear, closer in 5th before 3 out, pushed along approaching straight, no extra before last, eased when beaten run-in, 4th of 7, 21l behind Grandouet (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4yo hdl Grd 1 (1) gd in May.
Little Green (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Raced in 2nd, clear of remainder approaching 5th, soon led and clear alone, reduced lead 4 out, narrowly headed 2 out, kept on without quite matching winner run-in, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Sailors Warn (11-6) at Limerick 2m 2f 4yo hdl in Oct.