OWENACURRA LASS has a penalty for her bumper victory but made her hurdling debut in a better race than this at Clonmel and can progress enough to land this. Villa Moura had some smart bumper form though makes her hurdling debut after a long absence. Jeremys Dream has been running well enough in maidens to be given a chance though he'll probably have to raise his game but Shimmer And Shine was showing improved form in handicaps last autumn and wouldn't need much more to gain her first success. Araukan was a 100/1 chance when fourth in a Wexford maiden and can get into contention if in the same kind of form.
Owenacurra Lass (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Waited with, well off pace in 13th at 3rd, headway but no danger after 3 out to chase leaders, ran on without threatening straight, 3rd of 18, 21 1/2l behind Annamix (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Mar.
Araukan (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Waited with, 8th from 3rd, progress into 3rd 2 out, soon no extra, one pace, 4th of 11, 8l behind An Fraoch Mor (11-12) at Wexford 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Mar.
Ask Your Mother (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, no extra after 4 out, weakened, tailed off, 14th of 18, dist behind Milan Native (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn Yielding in Feb.
Dylan Rock (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Mid-division, pushed along and dropped towards rear halfway, no extra and pulled up before 8th, at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hvy in Mar.
Eversosaucy (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Mid-division early and soon well off pace, slight mistake 3rd, jumped left 4th, soon no danger, well off pace chasing leaders when not fluent 2 out, one pace, 6th of 18, dist behind Annamix (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Mar.
Jeremys Dream (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, soon no impression, 4th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Mister Eddman (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn Good - Yielding in Mar.
Moyode Lady (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along early straight and dropped to rear under 2f out, weakened, last of 9, 28 1/4l behind Gypsy Island (11-9) at Naas 2m Yielding in Mar.
Robin Gold (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Always behind, never a factor, 11th of 14, dist behind Popong (10-11) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn Yielding in Apr.
Shimmer And Shine (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Led, ridden and strongly pressed after 2 out, headed and mistake at last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Demi Plie (11-8) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp gd in Nov.
Stolen Moment (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Led, headed over 5f out, pushed along and no impression in 4th 3f out, no extra in 5th under 2f out, weakened, 5th of 6, dist behind Final List (11-11) at Tramore 2m hvy in Dec.
Villa Moura (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Prominent and chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden 2 1/2f out, no extra in 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 14, 23 1/4l behind Gypsy Island (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m fll Yielding in Aug.
Eddies Pride (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, lost place 3 out, ridden and no extra after next, eased in straight, 11th of 14, dist behind Bercasa (10-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 2f mdn gd in Apr.
Bonarc (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, never a factor, no extra under 4f out, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 10, dist behind Run Wild Fred (12-0) at Limerick 2m hvy in Mar.