This is a very low grade handicap where the majority are out of form so the market may provide some clues. SARAH BATTLE started favourite at Limerick last week but just found 3m taxing her stamina. Her earlier close second in a big field at Punchestown would be good enough and she gets the nod. Bennys Girl was only just behind her in that latter event but also failed to stay at Limerick so looks the main threat. Robert Tyner's horses have been in such good form that Shantou Shine may be capable of better than she's shown so far while Prince Of Milan, who alternates between hurdles and fences, can't get much lower in the ratings as he's 24lb lower than over the bigger obstacles.
Glasson Lad (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) In rear, a little slow 2nd, 8th before 10th, no extra after 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Loch Dara (11-3) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hts chs sft, 10 ran.
Red Solo Cup (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division on outer, 10th before straight, soon no impression, 10th of 18, 25l behind Bonzo Bing (11-1) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl.
Bennys Girl (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 8th of 18, 36l behind Gone Bust (10-13) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Ultra Light (FR) 9-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, pecked and unseated rider 5 out, in a race won by Green Energy (11-0) at Down Royal 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95, 20 ran.
Rue Hill (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, slight mistake 7th, progress into 3rd and slight mistake 2 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, no extra before last, 8th of 15, 21l behind Noble Endeavor (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Star Question (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Mid-division, slight mistake 5th, no extra before 2 out, 14th of 21, 42l behind Dromnea (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 8th before halfway, lost place and no extra approaching 3 out, 10th of 20, well behind Sydney Thompson (10-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Sarah Battle (IRE) 5-1fav (10-13) Held up, 11th approaching 6 out, went 6th before 2 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 10l behind Gone Bust (10-13) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Shantou Shine (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, closer order 5th, dropped to 9th and no extra approaching straight, 7th of 15, well behind Snowell (10-12) at Clonmel 2m hvy in Feb.
All Honours (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Held up, towards rear and pushed along from 5 out, went moderate 7th before straight, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 20l behind Tooreen (10-10) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109.
Trendy Native 25-1 (10-2) Soon mid-division, slight mistake 1st, not fluent 5th, dropped towards rear and pushed along approaching 6 out, no extra from 3 out, eased straight, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Tooreen (10-10) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109.
Oscar Sam (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, ridden in rear halfway, soon no impression, 21st of 22, well behind Duty Dance (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
The Bomber Ryan (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Ww, steady prog from 5out, tr ldrs bef 3out, chall bef 2out, row best, won at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft in Jan beating Laser Hawk (12-2) by 5l, 12 ran.
Do Be Doin' (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 12th of 25, 44l behind O Maonlai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Sligo Girl (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Towards rear, mistake 1st, ridden and weakened 3 out, 20th of 21, well behind Dromnea (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Volkis O'blue (FR) 10-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, moderate 8th and no impression from before straight, 7th of 12, 22l behind Tooreen (10-10) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109.
Moneyteigue Lad (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway to challenge approaching 2 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no extra before last, 8th of 22, 13l behind Duty Dance (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Raise The Goblet (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Soon towards rear, no impression from 3 out,, 9th of 14, 31l behind Kylecrue (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Dec.