TUDOR FASHION has found her form and looks the pick of these on her recent close second to Byerley Babe at Limerick. The Crafty Butcher may have been a shade unfortunate when strongly fancied at Downpatrick as he was forced wide when challenging. He looks a threat though Vergalda looks the main danger after staying on strongly over the minimum trip here last month. Jewel Star has shown potential on both starts and is another to consider.
The Crafty Butcher (IRE) 5-4fav (11-4) Rear of mid-division, slight mistake 5th,10th halfway, closer 3 out went 5th next, ridden in 4th early run-in and kept on same pace under pressure without really threatening winner, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Golden Firth (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn stks.
Abolitionist (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression leaders 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 23l behind Annie Power (11-2) at Galway 2m N H flat sft in Aug.
Foolish Notions (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Hampered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Starkie (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec, 24 ran.
Keist (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Led, joined 4f out, headed and ridden entering straight, soon weakened quickly, virtually pulled up final furlong, completely tailed off, last of 7, well behind Makethedifference (11-11) at Navan 2m N H flat.
Jewel Star (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 4 out, closed up next, 4th before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 10, 7l behind Royal Flight (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Lady Boulea (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 3 out and no extra in 5th early straight, weakened, 5th of 14, well behind Captain Canada (11-4) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Lightening Style (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, some headway over 4f out, no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 9th of 11, 44l behind Vic Dancer (11-4) at Gowran Park 2m 1f mares n h flat hvy in Feb.
Tudor Fashion (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 3rd entering straight, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure from last to 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Byerley Babe (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mares mdn hdl hvy.
Pleased As Punch (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Never better than mid-division, 16th of 20, well behind Dumbarton (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Twilight Solace (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Towards rear, ridden over 4f out, no extra straight, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Murtys Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat hvy.
Vergalda (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 6th entering straight and went 3rd at last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 18, 1 1/2l behind Carhue (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Lancing 33-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, 11th of 12, 42l behind Security Breach (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy.
Lady Geronimo (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 12, well behind Marlbrook (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy.