Ten Times Better had been very consistent before landing a bumper on this track at the beginning of the month and though penalised the presence of Ruby Walsh in the saddle suggests she's expected to be in the shake-up. Blazing West has run ten times over hurdles and has come close to winning on a couple of occasions, especially when narrowly beaten over this trip at Fairyhouse in January. Mick Winters has won this in the past and has three entries, two of them successful between the flags. Model Cloud could prove the pick of the trio while Table Tips has to be considered as she produced her best run so far when runner-up over the course and distance last month. PRINCESS LIR showed massive improvement to chase home Kara Loca over this trip at Ballinrobe and with further progress likely she looks the one to beat.
Ten Times Better (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Led, joined after about half a mile, soon headed, remained close up, led again over 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, soon asserted, stayed on well final furlong, won at Clonmel 2m gd in Oct beating Glendine River (11-9) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Hallo Rosie (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Prominent, 4th early, pushed along 6th, soon no impression, no extra from 2 out, eased straight, last of 15, dist behind Comehere Hi (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp gd in Oct.
Blazing West (IRE) 11-2 (10-13) Chased leaders, slight mistake 2nd, 5th halfway, pushed along to progress before 4 out, ridden to lead 3 out, under pressure and joined 2 out, headed before last where mistake, strongly pressed for 2nd run-in, kept on same pace under pressure, 2nd of 18, 5 1/2l behind Dragon Fei (11-7) at Tipperary 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Oct.
Model Cloud (IRE) 9-4 (11-11) Mid div, 6th gng well aftr a mile, prog 5out & ld aftr 4out, 2l adv bef last, driven clr flat, won at Inchydoney 3m mdn gd in May beating Out Like That (11-11) by 3l, 9 ran.
Native Lass (IRE) 5-2 (11-11) Mostly 2nd/3rd, ld/disp frm 5out, ld 3out, 2l adv aftr 2out, so, won at Bartlemy 3m mdn in May beating Theatre Mole (11-11) by 2l, 13 ran.
Oscar'swan (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) In rear, 11th at 4th, driven in 10th before 2 out, ridden in 8th before last, 9th at last, some headway run-in to 7th on line, no threat, 7th of 11, 12 1/2l behind Emcon (11-10) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp sft in Sep.
Princess Lir (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Soon chased leader in 2nd, 3rd 4 out, ridden in 2nd before straight, kept on from last without reaching winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Kara Loca (10-13) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn sft in Sep.
Raising Hope (IRE) 7-1 (12-2) Ww rr early, went 7th at 3rd, 8th 1/2way, rdn to hold tch 4out, wknd sn aftr, eased & pu 3out, at Laurencetown 3m hvy in May.
Robyn Darcy (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, weakened 4 out, 15th of 18, dist behind Dragon Fei (11-7) at Tipperary 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Oct.
Sapphire West (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear in 6th, ridden in rear 2 1/2f out, no extra, last of 7, 32 1/2l behind Cloghala (12-0) at Listowel 2m 4f hvy in Sep.
Special Princess (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, pushed along briefly 7th, soon no danger, tailed off, 15th of 18, dist behind Champoleon (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn gd in May.
Table Tips (IRE) 7-2fav (10-11) Chased leaders, not much room on rail briefly approaching 2nd, 5th from 3rd, not much room again before straight, soon no impression, one pace, 8th of 11, 15 3/4l behind Cliffside Park (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn gd in Oct.
A Minute To Go (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, 8th after 3rd, some headway after 3 out, disputed moderate 5th into straight, no extra and not fluent 2 out, one pace, 6th of 14, 18 3/4l behind Eyes Of A Tiger (11-7) at Clonmel 2m mdn gd in Oct.
Andi Kit (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Towards rear, no impression leaders, no threat, 9th of 15, dist behind Billbushay (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn gd in Oct.
Bubble Trouble (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Chased leader, soon disputed, led after 3f, headed 4f out, ridden in 3rd 3f out, soon no extra, 5th of 7, 22l behind Exactoris (11-10) at Cork 2m 3f gd in Oct.
For Sinead (IRE) Presenting filly out of Princess Mairead.