LAYLA JOAN may not have had much to beat on her debut under Rules at Fairyhouse but scored with plenty in hand. She won over 3m between the flags so the extra distance here shouldn't be a problem and she'll be hard to beat. Rinnagree Rosie won over 2m4f here last time and may be improving but Flaming Matron has been struggling under a penalty this winter and was behind Nosey Box at Newcastle. Midnight Streaker could be interesting as she has won a point-to-point and has also been showing promise in bumpers while Pixie Cut was second on heavy ground at Catterick.
Layla Joan (IRE) 7-4 (11-5) Held up in rear, 6th halfway, smooth progress entering straight and led 2 out, mistake last and asserted run-in, easily,, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares mdn hdl beating Tudor Fashion (11-5) by 1l, 7 ran.
Rinnagree Rosie 20-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out to go 4th, ridden to go 2nd before last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy beating Frankie's Promise (11-0) by nk, 8 ran.
The Flaming Matron (IRE) 5-2 (11-1) With leader, led 4 out, headed 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Retrieve The Stick (11-8) at Newcastle 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy.
Beyondtemptation 100-1 (10-13) In rear and in touch, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, last of 4, well behind Retrieve The Stick (11-8) at Newcastle 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy.
Midnight Streaker 6-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, headway into 7th and ridden entering straight, kept on same pace, 7th of 17, 17l behind Kilnockin Lady (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 2f mrs N H flat hvy in Dec.
Nosey Box (IRE) 7-4 (10-11) Led to 4 out, ridden to press winner from 2 out, every chance run-in, held near finish, 2nd of 4, nk behind Retrieve The Stick (11-8) at Newcastle 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy.
Pixie Cut (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) With leaders, led 3rd, headed 4 out, tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, jumped left last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 14l behind Magic Skyline (11-3) at Catterick 2m (4) hvy.