This looks very competitive and though Miss Mardan probably has the best form she hasn't been seen since May and faces very testing conditions. MIDNIGHT STREAKER finished 11 lengths behind the useful Shesafoxylady on her bumper debut here in October then got closer to the same winner at Navan a month later. She should improve again and is handed the vote though Ballychorus showed up well when making her racecourse debut over hurdles at Navan three weeks ago. There are plenty of others with chances including Peinemma, who showed up well for a long way behind the promising Value At Risk at Fairyhouse.
Dannicourtney (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, poor 4th after 6f, dropped to distant 5th straight, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 6, well behind Royal Caviar (12-0) at Navan 2m nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1).
Diamond Reign (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Mid div, prog 2out, ld bef last, progessive, won at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating One Decent Dollar (11-7) by 15l, 14 ran.
Flowerpicker (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Towards rear for most, some late headway straight, never a factor, 12th of 20, 28l behind Here For The Craic (11-9) at Cork 2m N H flat gf in May.
Grange Hall (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division best, no extra from 5f out, weakened and tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Lots Of Memories (11-11) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat sft in Apr.
Indian Fairy (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaders in 7th, ridden in 6th 3f out and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong,, 6th of 11, 34l behind Flaming Dawn (11-9) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat sft.
Kilnockin Lady (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Led and disputed, led 5f out, ridden and joined 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 16, 5l behind Shesafoxylady (11-9) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) in Nov.
Last Doe (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra before straight, 14th of 20, 24l behind Shesafoxylady (11-9) at Punchestown 2m mrs N H flat gf in Oct.
Rosetub (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Led, headed after 3f and disputed again briefly halfway, ridden in 3rd entering straight and no impression 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong and dropped to 4th close home,, 4th of 10, 20l behind Chapel Garden (11-4) at Thurles 2m N H flat sft.
Royal Luso (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Twrds rr, some prog 1/2 way, no impress from 4out, ko, 6th of 13, 22l behind Ballyadam Dancer (12-2) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp sft.
Somethingprecious (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, 10th 4f out, ridden and no impression 3f out, weakened and virtually pulled up inside final furlong, 11th of 15, well behind Kayf Hampshire (10-13) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy.
Ballychorus (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Led and disputed, ridden and strongly pressed 3 out, soon headed, 4th 2 out, kept on from last to regain 3rd close home, 3rd of 19, 8l behind Urticaire (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Gaillimh A Chroi (IRE) 2-1 (11-9) Mid div & njw, 6th 1/2way & prog in 3rd 5out, ld bef 2out, hdd 2out & btn in cl en 3rd when b mstk last, wknd flat, 5th of 11, 11l behind Maxford Lady (11-9) at Avaune 3m ire ptp gs.
Genesta (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Towards rear, pushed along after 6f, no extra approaching straight, 9th of 10, 30l behind Zigger Zagger (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf sft.
Here To Win 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders on outer, raced keenly, 5th halfway, saddle slipped and weakened quickly approaching straight, eased in straight, completely tailed off, last of 10, well behind Shield (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf gs in Mar.
Midnight Streaker 33-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, closer in 6th 4f out, ridden in 3rd 3f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Shesafoxylady (11-9) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) in Nov.
Miss Mardan (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 2 1/2f out, still 4th 1f out, stayed on strongly close home, just failed, 2nd of 10, nk behind Carrow Queen (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m mrs N H flat hvy in May.
My Dancing Angel (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Rear of mid-division, ridden in rear approaching straight, no extra,, last of 16, 50l behind Noble Endeavor (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft.
Peinemma (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Chased leader and 3rd halfway, ridden early straight and no impression on winner in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace to go moderate 4th closing stages, 4th of 9, 11l behind Value At Risk (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf.