NORAH STARR has never won over hurdles but has produced several solid efforts and this looks her chance to get off the mark. Via Del Corso is another maiden over timber and though she's scored on the level a strike-rate of 1-29 doesn't give rise for optimism. Honey Bach has been a beaten favourite on both occasions after her two bumper victories but Who's That ran a bit better at Punchestown last time.
Honey Bach (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Tracked leaders and jumped left early, travelling well in 4th 4 out, slight mistake next, ridden in 3rd 2 out, faded quickly before last, eased run-in, 13th of 20, well behind Oscars Joy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Norah Starr (IRE) 2-1fav (10-5) Waited with towards rear at ordinary pace, 9th before straight, 7th 2 out, soon ridden to chase leaders and no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 6l behind Corbally (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Feb.
Via Del Corso 14-1 (10-0) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, ridden before straight, no extra in 5th 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 6, 22l behind Pageboy (11-6) at Cork 2m 4yo hdl in Aug.
Binowagh Bay (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Alw twrds rr, pu 2out, in a race won by Carrybridge (11-7) at Loughbrickland 3m ire ptp gs in Apr, 14 ran.
Dedoctorsdaughter (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Held up, always behind, 6th of 11, 19l behind Meitheamh (10-13) at Tramore 2m mares mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Romyslady (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Towards rear for much, no extra from 6f out, completely tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Moorhill Lad (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat sft in Aug.
Rosaflora (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 8th approaching 6 out, no extra into straight, 12th of 20, well behind Teochew (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Western Focus (IRE) 28-1 (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 18l behind Silverpockets (11-0) at Clonmel 2m mrs N H flat in Mar.
Who's That (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along 4f out, ridden in 6th 3f out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Garron Crest (11-2) at Wexford 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-5yo) sft in Apr.