KERISA showed plenty of promise in her first season and reappeared with a battling victory over subsequent winner Say at Leopardstown. There's more to come and she can make a winning handicap debut. Jackemil has gone up 7lb for scoring over a mile at Limerick but was staying on so strongly that she's likely to defy the extra and run well. One Fine Day has been in tremendous form over hurdles and is capable of better on Turf while Valbucca defied a 6lb rise for scoring over the track and trip to complete the double at the Curragh.The three-year-old Opera Gloves may find this a bit tough on her first start since December.
One Fine Day (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, 6th and progress entering straight, 3rd 1 1/2f out, 2nd and stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Miracle Cure (8-4) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Nov.
Balrath Hope (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra over 2f out and weakened, last of 8, 32l behind Rich Coast (9-7) at Cork 1m 2f hcp sft in Mar.
Dane Street (USA) 8-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders in 6th, 5th early straight, no extra from under 2f out, 8th of 12, 8l behind Montebell (8-6) at Curragh 1m 4f fll hcp in Sep.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 10, 16l behind Fairview Star (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp.
Cheval Rouge (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, improved into 3rd 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 9l behind Stuccodor (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Apr.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, lost place 5f out, ridden in rear and no impression 4f out, weakened before straight, last of 10, well behind Clara Bel La (8-13) at Tipperary 1m 4f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) hvy.
Valbucca (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, good headway early straight and led 2f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 50-80 sft beating The Fox Tully (9-7) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Opera Gloves (IRE) 1-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden along in 4th 2f out, improved to lead under 1f out, stayed on well under pressure, won at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn fll pol in Dec beating Mischief N Mayhem (9-0) by 1l, 13 ran.
Jackemil (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Soon chased leaders, closed to be on terms 2f out, in front 1 1/2f out, clear and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Limerick 1m hcp beating Star Links (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Something Graceful 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, close 3rd and pushed along entering straight, close enough in 4th when short of room and stumbled and unseated rider over 1f out, in a race won by Raydari (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-100 pol in Apr, 9 ran.
The Giving Tree (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 6th from halfway, no impression 2f out, kept on, 4th of 9, 7l behind Jackemil (8-10) at Limerick 1m hcp.
Mont Blanc 14-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and joined entering straight, soon headed, weakened from 2f out, 9th of 10, 6l behind Ondeafears (9-10) at Gowran Park 7f fll hcp sft in Apr.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, weakened, 10th of 14, 11l behind Hurricane Ridge (9-12) at Navan 1m 5f hcp.
Kerisa (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Raced in 2nd, challenged from 2f out, marginal leader 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, stayed on well, just held on, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn sft in Apr beating Say (9-1) by shd, 5 ran.
Morethanafeeling (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Held up in touch, ridden in 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Kanes Pass (9-4) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 50-75 sft.
Mamma Rosa (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Prominent, led before halfway, ridden and joined entering straight, headed 1 1/2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 15, 5l behind Benalex Park (8-10) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.