Avondhu Lady is the form pick on her placed efforts at Grade level though she generally needs her opening run and is penalised. Victrix Gale also carries extra for her two chase victories but arrives in good heart having scored over hurdles at Galway before a fair run at Listowel. Fantastic Gold receives allowances from the top three and her close second to Minella For Value at Ballinrobe puts her in the frame though the race conditions suit BACK IN A TIC, a close fourth in a Limerick Grade 3 on heavy ground in March and fit from last month's run at Listowel.
Avondhu Lady (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 6th 3 out but ridden and no impression in 5th next, kept on well under pressure run-in to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Madam Bovary (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 5f nov chs hvy in Apr.
Gudnis Gracious Me (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) In rear, ridden along 4th, closed 4 out, soon chased leaders, challenged in 2nd 2 out, gained slight lead last, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs gf in Sep beating The Lady Granuaile (10-4) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Victrix Gale (IRE) 3-1fav (11-8) Held up towards rear, ridden in 11th before straight, no impression in 8th 2 out, ran on from last to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 17, 6l behind Blackwell Synergy (11-4) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl sft in Sep.
Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Towards rear, struggling in last from 6 out, behind and no danger from 3 out, 6th of 7, 39l behind Rebel Fitz (11-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f nov chs (1) gd.
Katys Girl (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Made virtually all, clear 5 out, reduced advantage from next, ridden and almost joined 2 out, strongly pressed before last, joined briefly inside final furlong, soon rallied well to regain lead and stay on well, won at Sligo 2m 1f beg chs sft beating Littletown Lass (11-0) by 2l, 12 ran.
Carrigeen Lechuga (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Prominent, led 4th until 5th, lost place 7th, blundered 14th, headway 17th, lost place next, behind 19th, pulled up after, in a race won by Top Dancer (10-8) at Cheltenham 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr, 15 ran.
Fantastic Gold 9-1 (11-4) Towards rear, ridden 3 out, went 8th before next, 6th and no impression from before last, kept on, 5th of 17, 9l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-9) at Limerick 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Back In A Tic (IRE) 11-4 (10-9) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 23l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f nov chs sft in Sep.
Hill Rock (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, chased clear leader in 3rd halfway, dropped to 5th approaching straight and no extra from 2 out, 6th of 9, 20l behind Naughty Molly (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs gf.
Kalico Kim (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Settled in rear, blundered 8th, headway approaching straight and went 3rd 2 out, 2nd early run-in and kept on same pace under pressure without troubling winner, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Naughty Molly (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs gf.