SPRINGBELLE was the easy winner of a maiden point at Tattersalls Farm before a fine debut under Rules when narrowly beaten by the odds-on Chancol on this track. With further progress likely, she looks the one to be on. Hell Cat Maggie had shown little before heading to Fairyhouse where she defied a big starting price to run Tudor Fashion close with the better-fancied Rock's Field around 15 lengths back in fourth. Nosey Box needs a thorough test of stamina which she should have no problems getting here while Kilnockin Lady, a winning point-to-pointer, has done very well in bumpers though she has plenty of weight. Robert Tyner's horses have been in excellent form so the recent Kilfeacle point-to-point winner Killeena House must be respected as must Shuilamach, who will love the conditions.
Kilnockin Lady (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Made all, ridden entering straight, strongly pressed 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Punchestown 2m 2f mrs N H flat hvy in Dec beating Miss Mardan (11-3) by 1 3/4l, 17 ran.
Kymin's Way (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, ridden approaching 4 out, no extra from 3 out, 15th of 18, 48l behind Don Poli (11-1) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Jan.
Alchemiss (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, led halfway, ridden and headed over 4f out, soon no extra and weakened, 7th of 13, well behind Twentytwo's Taken (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Brave Geri (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, no impression from 4 out, 11th of 13, well behind Say It Again (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Graces Benefit (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Led, pushed along and headed entering straight, soon no extra, weakened, 11th of 15, well behind Miss Mardan (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m mares n h flat in Jan.
Grannys Garden (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Chased clear leader, closer halfway and 3rd 4 out, pushed along and no extra after next, weakened, 10th of 16, 47l behind Tudor Fashion (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares mdn hdl in Jan.
Killeena House (IRE) 2-1 (11-11) Ww rr, 9th 1/2 way, 8th 2out, gd prog to lead on outer bef last, kow, won at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan beating Annie Oscar (11-11) by 3l, 17 ran.
Littlemissthistle (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 4f out, soon no extra and weakened, 10th of 15, well behind Kayf Hampshire (10-13) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Dec.
Nosey Box (IRE) 17-2 (10-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, soon led, headed before last, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Layla Joan (11-6) at Ayr 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Queens Touch (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Alw in rr, nvr a factor, pu after 4out, in a race won by Overnova (11-7) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp fm in May, 15 ran.
Shuilamach (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, progress and ridden in 4th 3 out, kept on same pace in 3rd from last, 3rd of 13, 13l behind Say It Again (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Somethingprecious (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, weakened, 16th of 20, well behind The Winkler (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Springbelle (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to challenge 2 out, kept on to narrow lead last, headed run-in, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Chancol (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Hell Cat Maggie (IRE) 18-1 (10-12) Chased clear leader and closer in 4th halfway, 2nd 4 out and progress to lead 2 out, pressed approaching last, headed 100 yards out and kept on under pressure, 2nd of 16, nk behind Tudor Fashion (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares mdn hdl in Jan.
Rock's Field (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 8th entering straight and ridden in 6th approaching last, kept on one pace run-in to go moderate 4th close home, 4th of 16, 15l behind Tudor Fashion (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares mdn hdl in Jan.