Minnies Secret has shown nothing in two starts over hurdles but came home a long way clear in a Limerick bumper on heavy going and much better is expected. One First Cut was in touch when falling two out on her only start over timber but was then beaten a long way in a Listed bumper at Navan. Mary Sun won twice on the Flat in Germany and was well supported on her hurdling bow at Cork in November but was soon done with after leading to halfway. Better is expected of her but TARA DYLAN looks the one to be on. She was in contention when making a bad mistakes at the last on her hurdling bow at Thurles then was impeded when brought down early at Leopardstown and can gain compensation.
Alighting 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division on outer, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 15th of 25, 36 1/4l behind A Hardy Nailer (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn sft in Dec.
April Serenade (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden and no extra over 3f out, weakened, 9th of 10, dist behind Mysloegin (11-9) at Galway 2m sft in Sep.
Bert Leaf 66-1 (11-7) Held up, soon towards rear, not fluent 3 out and no danger after, 15th of 16, dist behind Pietralunga (11-5) at Clonmel 2m mdn hvy in Jan.
Clear Symbol (IRE) 4-6 (11-6) Made all, 1l adv 1/2way, eff & 4l adv aft 2out, sn going best, kow to line, won at Rathcannon 3m mdn in May beating Silver Louna (11-11) by 3l, 4 ran.
Minnies Secret (IRE) 6-4fav (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead over 2f out, ridden and went clear from 1f out, easily, won at Limerick 2m hvy in Dec beating Castafiore Park (11-9) by 19l, 13 ran.
One First Cut (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold and went 2nd approaching halfway, soon on terms and led, quickly went on, reduced lead from before straight, headed under 3f out, soon dropped to 4th and no extra, 4th of 5, dist behind Rapid Escape (11-11) at Navan 2m lst (1) hvy in Dec.
Rayna Jaymes (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Towards rear, 8th at 5th, no impression, never a factor, 9th of 15, dist behind Crackerdancer (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hvy in Dec.
She's Apache (IRE) Getaway M out of Native Endurance.
Tara Dylan (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, brought down 2nd, at Leopardstown 2m mdn Yielding in Dec.
Thisonesformary (IRE) Beneficial M out of Charyan.
Biddy The Boss (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 6th 4 out, no impression from next, never a factor, 9th of 14, dist behind Martello Park (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hvy in Jan.
Drumnagreagh (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, dist behind Sao Maxence (11-0) at Ayr 2m (6) hvy in Dec.
Ejayteekay 66-1 (11-5) Towards rear on outer, some progress into moderate 7th 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, dist behind Martello Park (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hvy in Jan.
Mary Sun (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Led, mistake at 2nd, headed before 4th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up after 2 out, at Cork 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.