Not much in the way of form here though Annakrista, four times a winner on the Flat in Germany, showed enough promise on her second run for new connections at Down Royal last month to be on the short-list. Dual Flat winner Cnocan Diva should be capable of better than she's shown to date over timber while it's about time New River was losing her maiden tag and she produced her best effort to date behind Royal Flight at Fairyhouse in February. KATES BENEFIT, twice a winning bumper, started favourite on her second start over hurdles at Fairyhouse after an initial third place in a strong Naas maiden. She set much too fast a pace in that 2m4f event and weakened quickly but faster ground and this shorter trip can enable her to get off the mark over hurdles.
Amala (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, tailed off, 9th of 15, well behind Russian War (11-12) at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gf in Jul '10.
Annakrista (GER) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 9th halfway, 7th 3 out but no extra from next, kept on one pace, 5th of 20, 25l behind Monelissio (10-11) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Baileys Ruffit (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Chased leader in 6th, driven along after 4 out and no extra from 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 20, 29l behind Monelissio (10-11) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Cnocan Diva (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division, 11th after 3 out, ridden in 10th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, hampered after last, clipped heels and fell, in a race won by Legal Exit (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl in Jan, 20 ran.
Gan Locht (USA) 25-1 (10-13) Led, headed after 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 11th of 15, well behind Celtic Cailin (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Generous Girl 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, headway into 3rd 5f out, ridden in 2nd 4f out, soon no extra, 9th of 16, 41l behind Young Ambition (11-1) at Wexford 2m 4f mares n h flat hvy in Mar.
Kates Benefit (IRE) 9-4fav (11-5) Led, ridden entering straight, headed 2 out, weakened quickly before last, 7th of 13, 39l behind Annie Oakley (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Macetown Gale (IRE) Old Vic mare out of Twin Gale.
New River (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along in 5th before straight, went in pursuit of winner in moderate 2nd from before last, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Royal Flight (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Penny Opera (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Towards rear, never a factor, moderate 8th after 4 out, no extra and weakened, completely tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Talbot Road (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Sophies Shadow (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Towards rear, moderate 10th 4 out, 7th before straight, ridden into 4th entering straight, no extra from 2 out, 7th of 14, well behind Backinthere (11-11) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar.
Sweet Vic (IRE) Old Vic mare out of Sweet Charm.
Takemeandbreakme (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Led until headed 5th, remained prominent until ridden 3 out and no extra from next, 9th of 17, 47l behind Tyrone Tiger (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Mar.
Daring Queen (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 3 out, no extra before next, 9th of 12, 33l behind Security Breach (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Nancy Meehan (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Soon chased leaders in 6th, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 8th of 10, 19l behind Shamooda (9-12) at Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in May (flat).
Time To Please (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, 15th of 17, 38l behind Flaxen Flare (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Wipe Your Eye (IRE) Milan filly out of Pretty Neat.