chased leaders, 4th halfway, mistake 4 out, ridden and no extra after next, weakened and pulled up before 2 out
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge entering straight, led before 2 out, pecked 2 out, soon ridden and joined, narrowly headed last, rallied run-in to lead close home
mid-division, progress into 6th 4 out, ridden and no impression in 5th after next, no extra entering straight
mid-division best, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon no extra
chased leader in 2nd, led entering straight, ridden and headed before 2 out, disputed again from 2 out, narrow lead last, kept on run-in, headed close home
always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon no extra and weakened
chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression on leaders in 3rd before 2 out where slight mistake, kept on same pace from before last
mid-division best, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon no extra and weakened
always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, pulled up before 2 out
led, jumped left at 5th, ridden and headed entering straight, soon no extra
soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out
mid-division early, slight mistake 2nd, mistakes 3rd and 4th, slow 6th, ridden into moderate 8th before straight, no impression in 6th before 2 out, kept on one pace
Decision Time won a bumper last summer and scored on the Flat at Fairyhouse on heavy going in October. She has a penalty to carry but her trainer excels with similar types and she should make a hurdler. Countess Cathleen ran very well in a big field on testing ground at Punchestown last month and can improve again, though just in front of her that day was TELL ME ANNIE. A dual point-to-point winner, she was making her debut under Rules that day and with conditions again in her favour should have made enough progress to take this. Trumps Ace had shown potential in bumpers before a promising effort in what looked quite a strong maiden here last month and looks certain to get into contention.
Decision Time (IRE) 2-1 (9-6) Soon raced in 7th, closed travelling smoothly 4f out, 4th before straight, on terms over 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Fairyhouse 1m 4f mdn fll hvy in Oct beating Alaykha (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Countess Cathleen (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, raced in 6th early, 7th from 6th, no impression 3 out, kept on without threatening from before last, 4th of 21, 7 3/4l behind Moyhenna (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mdn hvy in Jan.
Filly Mullins (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders on outer, 5th halfway, no impression approaching straight and not fluent 2 out, no extra, 10th of 20, dist behind Scarpeta (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hvy in Jan.
Mangan Julia (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, 10th of 12, 21 1/2l behind Nana Joan (11-7) at Tramore 2m gf in Jun.
Tell Me Annie (IRE) 18-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, raced in 5th early, 6th from 6th, no impression 3 out, kept on without threatening from before last, 3rd of 21, 7l behind Moyhenna (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mdn hvy in Jan.
Thatwasthen (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, slight mistake 1st, bumped by rival 4 out, soon pushed along and no extra, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 20, dist behind Scarpeta (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hvy in Jan.
Trumps Ace (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 6th at 3rd, 5th before 3 out, one pace next, 4th of 15, 5 1/2l behind Pietralunga (11-5) at Clonmel 2m mdn hvy in Jan.
Belle West (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 7th from 3rd, one pace straight, 7th of 15, 23 1/4l behind Pietralunga (11-5) at Clonmel 2m mdn hvy in Jan.
Granny Maura (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Towards rear, detached after 5th, kept on one pace to moderate 7th, 7th of 15, dist behind Crackerdancer (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hvy in Dec.
Hiupinthesky (IRE) 22-1 (10-11) Prominent, lost place before 3 out where jumped left, chased leaders into straight, soon no extra, 9th of 15, 28 1/2l behind Pietralunga (11-5) at Clonmel 2m mdn hvy in Jan.
Slieve Coillte (IRE) Gold Well filly out of Shamaiyla.
Turanga Lilly (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Held up, not fluent and impeded 1st, badly hampered 3rd, soon pulled up, at Punchestown 2m mdn hvy in Jan.