BELUCKYAGAIN hasn't raced since September and is clearly no world-beater but she showed enough with a staying-on second behind Theos Well at Listowel to suggest she can go close in a race like this. Cordelia Belle will have improved for a run over hurdles at Tramore and was second in a similar contest at Downpatrick last spring while Contessa Margerita wasn't beaten far at Limerick 10 days ago and has to enter calculations on that effort. Bell's Cross and Cloudy Rock are winning pointers while Strandfield Queen is nicely-bred and will have learned plenty from her debut at Fairyhouse last April.
Bell's Cross (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, closer in 7th 4 out, 6th after 3 out, dropped to moderate 7th and no impression from before straight,, 9th of 18, 26l behind Romantic Fashion (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Beluckyagain (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, chased winner and no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 6l behind Theos Well (11-7) at Listowel 2m N H flat in Sep.
Blazing West (IRE) Westerner mare out of Leading Duke.
Contessa Margerita (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Led, headed 4f out, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong to 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Kayf Hampshire (10-13) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Dec.
Cordelia Belle (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, slight mistake 3 out, soon no extra and moderate 7th next, kept on one pace in straight,, 7th of 12, 24l behind Sunday Serenade (11-7) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Harbour Pearl (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Mid div, 5th gng well 6out, cl 5th but btn aftr 3out, wknd, 5th of 11, 15l behind Orah Hall (11-7) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Native Rye (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 2nd 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 9th of 12, 22l behind Ratheniska (11-9) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gf in May.
Cloudy Rock (IRE) 6-4 (11-9) Made all & jw, 3l adv bef 4out, easily went clr aftr 3out, sow, v impressive, won at Kinsale 3m ire ptp in Nov beating Kilronan High (11-9) by 15l, 12 ran.
Crazy Diva (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, no extra from before 3 out,, 9th of 17, well behind Theatre Bird (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
Darcys Hope (IRE) Oscar mare out of Jeu De Dame.
Dark Victory (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 12th halfway, no extra approaching straight, 16th of 20, 38l behind Treacy Hotels Boy (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
Its Who You Are (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no extra early straight,, 10th of 16, 17l behind Noble Endeavor (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec.
Joy Neville King's Theatre mare out of Dametori.
Peinemma (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) In rear, headway on outer halfway, ridden in 8th entering straight, no impression, 8th of 17, 19l behind Kilnockin Lady (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 2f mrs N H flat hvy in Dec.
Strandfield Queen (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 6th over 5f out, no extra and kept on same pace straight, 17th of 22, 31l behind Storm Of Swords (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gs in Apr.
Tressel (IRE) 22-1 (10-11) Soon towards rear, struggling from 7f out, tailed off, 13th of 17, well behind Stack The Deck (11-11) at Limerick 2m nhf sft in Dec.