Aunt Nora is a real heavy ground type so she wouldn't have been suited by good going on her chasing debut at Fairyhouse when beaten 17l by Padraig's Joy. Missyspet is another mudlark whose three hurdles victories have all come on very testing going. Queens Wild, a winner over hurdles at Punchestown in February, made too many mistakes on her chasing bow at Sligo so did well to finish close up behind Perfect Woman with the remainder well beaten. Emcon won a handicap hurdle at Listowel and was by no means disgraced when stepped up to Listed company at Gowran where she had CARRIGMOORNA ROCK (NAP) around four lengths behind. However, the latter was conceding 10lb and having her first start since April so she can reverse the form and make a successful start over fences.
Aunt Nora (IRE) 11-4fav (11-7) Raced 5th, 4th at 7th, driven in 3rd after 3 out, some headway to 2nd run-in, no chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 8, 17l behind Padraig's Joy (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f gd in Oct.
Carrigmoorna Rock (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Rear, 7th after 4 out, 6th 3 out, closer in 6th 2 out, soon switched left, no impression leaders in 5th at last where mistake, no extra, 5th of 7, 12 1/2l behind Daisy's Gift (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 4f lst (1) gd in Oct.
Emcon (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Led, 2nd before 5th, 3rd at 6th, pushed along after 4 out, not fluent 3 out, close 5th 2 out, soon ridden, no impression leaders in 4th before last where not fluent, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 8 1/4l behind Daisy's Gift (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 4f lst (1) gd in Oct.
Gambling Girl (IRE) 5-2fav (11-5) Ran 5th, 4th halfway, travelled well after 3 out, 3rd 2 out, soon ridden, progress to 2nd at last, led run-in, kept on, headed close home, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind King of The Picts (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m gd in Oct.
Missyspet (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Chased leaders early, soon held up, ridden in 9th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 19 1/4l behind Sir Scorpion (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Apr.
Queens Wild (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, 4th 5 out, went 3rd and ridden 2 out, no impression on leaders in 3rd at last, left 2nd at last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Perfect Woman (11-7) at Sligo 2m 2f Yielding in Sep.