This has been transferred from yesterday's abandoned meeting and conditions will be very testing. TARLA pulled up when strongly fancied on the Flat at Listowel last month so there has to be some concerns though her hurdling form since arriving as a winner in France has suggested she could be out of the top drawer. She looks the obvious one to be on here receiving weight from Mae's Choice, a Grade 3 winner on heavy ground here in April, and Burn And Turn, well behind that day but in much better form subsequently. Madame Mado will have needed last week's run at Tramore though she'll probably have to find a bit more to match the principals.
Mae's Choice (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, 11th approaching 2 out, headway to chase leaders from before straight, ridden into 3rd at last, stayed on well run-in to lead near finish, won at Punchestown 2m 2f hdl G3 (1) hvy in Apr beating Gorgeous Sixty (10-2) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Burn And Turn (IRE) 2-1fav (11-5) Always prominent, close 3rd from before 4 out, 2nd next, led 2 out, stayed on well under pressure, eased close home, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd beating Earlson Gray (11-5) by 6l, 8 ran.
Is Herself About (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Waited with, well off pace in last 5 out, no extra from 3 out, 8th of 10, 47l behind Back In A Tic (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Mares Novice Hurdle (5-7yo) in Feb.
Madame Mado (FR) 7-2 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, moderate 7th halfway, never a factor, kept on one pace from 2 out, 7th of 10, 21l behind Moncherie (11-7) at Tramore 2m beg chs sft.
Ros Brin (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway in moderate 6th 4 out, 3rd entering straight, ridden after 3 out, no impression in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 13l behind Bat Masterson (11-0) at Navan 2m 6f hdl sft in Sep.
Benny's Fagartha (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Soon led, joined approaching straight, soon headed and no extra, 9th of 10, 34l behind Noras Fancy (11-4) at Limerick 2m mares listed nov hdl (1) hvy in Mar.
Tarla (FR) 4-5fav (10-7) Made all, joined 4 out, left well clear 3 out, not extended, won at Roscommon 2m 4f hdl in Aug beating White Star Line (11-0) by 20l, 10 ran.
Golden Firth (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 20, 15l behind Tasitiocht (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.