FOR BILL is comfortably the form pick here and a small penalty shouldn't prevent a four-timer. She had a simple task at Navan last time but her previous success in a Grade 3 at Thurles over Blazing Tempo would be good enough for this. Gentle Alice, who beat today's rival Coscorrig just under a length at Leopardstown last month, was a long way behind For Bill at Thurles and is highly unlikely to reverse the form. Aura About You was beaten a distance when making her chasing debut in that Thurles event but showed the benefit by beating subsequent winner Shirley Casper on the same track and is the type to make good progress now she has got her head in front. Kylebeg Krystle hasn't had much experience over fences with just a couple of runs after making a winning start at Sligo. She's been hurdling recently and will probably find a couple of these too strong for her.
For Bill (IRE) 1-6fav (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed 5 out, led next, clear after 3 out, greatly eased run-in, very easily, won at Navan 2m 4f Mares Chase (5yo+) hvy in Feb beating Inistioge (11-7) by 8l, 3 ran.
Gentle Alice (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Held up in last, closer in 5th entering straight, ridden to challenge last, led run-in, kept on well under pressure, won at Leopardstown 2m 1f nov chs sft in Feb beating Coscorrig (11-2) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Aura About You (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Always prominent, led from 4 out, ridden and kept on well from 2 out, won at Thurles 2m 2f mrs beg chs hvy in Feb beating Shirley Casper (11-7) by 3l, 16 ran.
Castlerock Rose (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Raced 3rd, on terms 3out, hdd 2out, ko sme pce from last, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Carrigeen Lechuga (12-0) at Killaloe 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb.
Kylebeg Krystle (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, lost place 3 out, rear before 2 out, kept on one pace straight, 11th of 17, 17l behind Pittoni (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
Uncommited (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Chased clear leader, moderate 5th halfway, distant 5th after 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, well behind Morning Supreme (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mrs beg chs sft in Jan.
Coscorrig (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, headway in 3rd entering straight, ridden to challenge last, kept on in 2nd run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Gentle Alice (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m 1f nov chs sft in Feb.