Braganza ran once for Ed Dunlop four years ago and is now with Willie Mullins. It wouldn't be a shock to see her make a winning start but she's probably best watched. Hollymount was a very expensive purchase after her bumper victory but has disappointed and may do better over further. She has a penalty to carry as does MONAS MELODY but the latter has been going well on the Flat and, with conditions in her favour, can get off the mark over timber. Powerful Out has had plenty of experience and ran very well in a Limerick handicap last week while Princess Sophia was well supported when falling at the second here last month.
Hollymount (IRE) 6-5fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to challenge 2 out, ridden and disputed lead approaching last, headed early run-in, no impression closing stages, 3rd of 16, 3/4l behind Lighthouse Lady (11-1) at Thurles 2m mdn gd in Oct.
Jazz Lady (IRE) 150-1 (11-7) In touch, 4th at 4th, under pressure and weakened quickly before 2 out, 19th of 22, dist behind Uhtred (12-0) at Naas 2m mdn Yielding in Nov.
Monas Melody (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 11th 6f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 17th of 30, 14 1/2l behind Line Out (8-9) at Curragh 2m hcp Yielding in Oct.
Powerful Out (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, keen hold early, 3rd halfway, 2nd after 3 out, disputed before 2 out, ridden 2 out, narrowly headed after last, no extra in 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 12, 3 3/4l behind Elite Des Mottes (10-12) at Limerick 2m hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.
Agirlcalledchloe (IRE) 250-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, jumped right 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 15th of 22, dist behind Mythical Hero (11-9) at Cork 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Brilliant Question (IRE) 200-1 (11-4) Always behind, bad mistake 1st, never a factor, 9th of 12, dist behind Family Business (11-1) at Thurles 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Nov.
Free Birds Fly (IRE) 200-1 (11-2) Towards rear, no impression 3 out, kept on one pace in straight, never a factor, 11th of 21, 22 3/4l behind Captain Conby (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Nov.
Hide And Seek (FR) (0-0) 2nd of 16, shd behind Has De Cambes (0-0) at Vincennes 1m 3f pol in Nov.
Princess Sophia (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Soon led, fell 2nd, at Thurles 2m mdn gd in Oct.
Rose Of Borris (IRE) Valirann filly out of Lough Ennell.
Ardera Ru (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd and no impression on leaders 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one pace from next, 4th of 16, 20l behind Hamundarson (12-0) at Cork 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Braganza 20-1 (9-0) A little slowly into stride, held up, hanging right but closed 3f out, ran wide from home turn, soon well held, last of 5, 12 1/2l behind Ejtyah (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m fll stks (5) pol in Dec.
Dorans Weir (IRE) Fame And Glory M out of Inch Sunset.
Fabreze (IRE) 150-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, slight mistake 5 out, kept on same pace without threatening from after 3 out, 13th of 18, dist behind Benbulben Boy (12-0) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn Yielding in May.
Island Glory (IRE) 40-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden and no extra 3f out, 13th of 16, dist behind Nancy Wyse (11-11) at Tipperary 2m 2f gd in May.
Nicola's Fancy (IRE) 200-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, not fluent 4th, pushed along and no impression in 7th after 2 out, soon no extra, 8th of 16, 22 1/2l behind Lighthouse Lady (11-1) at Thurles 2m mdn gd in Oct.
Trip To Milan (IRE) 200-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra after 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 14th of 16, dist behind Hamundarson (12-0) at Cork 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Must Be Dreaming (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway to 5th 4f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 18, dist behind Vita Veritas (8-13) at Galway 1m 4f hcp hvy in Oct.
Except Gold (IRE) (11-6) (very poor visibility), pr, 2nd 1/2way, struggling & wknd aftr 4out, bhnd when pu str, at Tattersalls 3m mdn hvy in Dec.
No Fussing (IRE) Fame And Glory M out of Scenic Bay.
Lareine's Katie (IRE) Sholokhov M out of Rosanna D'anjou.