AHAALY was strongly fancied to make a winning debut at Limerick but had to give best to the John Oxx-trained Shebella, who looks a really bright prospect. Kevin Prendergast's filly was caught near the finish of that 7f event and will find this trip ideal and will be very unfortunate to come up against one as good as the winner. Oxx looks the have the main threat in the shape of Wasabi's House, who started odds-on when outpaced by Nero Emperor over 5f here in November. She's made a bright start over the C&D earlier in the month and should improve this season. Art Show has been running consistently on the all-weather tracks in the UK for Ed Dunlop but it will be a surprise if she's good enough on her first start for new connections while Dream Applause will need to have made great strides over the winter if she's to get involved.
Blue Medecis (IRE) (9-2) 98th of 15, 12l behind Ixgan (9-2) at Maisons-laffitte(FR) 7f 2yo stk gs in Sep '10.
Caucestown Lad (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 12th of 14, 20l behind Sharalam (9-7) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Mar.
Pipers Choice (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, 12th of 13, 16l behind Glor Na Mara (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Dream Applause (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 4l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Oct.
Aidan (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra from 2f out, last of 15, 48l behind Amira's Prince (9-5) at Curragh 1m 3yo mdn in Mar.
Cuis Bawn 100-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, last of 18, 48l behind Takar (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn sft in Nov.
Secret Vale (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Never a factor, last of 14, 25l behind An Ghalanta (8-12) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gf in Aug.
Ahaaly 5-2 (9-0) Chased leader, closed approaching straight, travelling well over 2f out, challenged and on terms 1 1/2f out, soon led, stayed on well final furlong, caught near finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Shebella (9-0) at Limerick 7f mdn fll stks gd in Mar.
Arabela (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outer, 6th halfway, driven along entering straight and soon no extra, 9th of 17, 9l behind Eternal Bounty (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn in Oct.
Art Show 9-2 (9-0) Held up, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reached leaders, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Words Come Easy (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Devine Acclaim (IRE) Acclamation filly out of Serious Contender.
Fantastic Mystery (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, last of 9, 28l behind Suehail (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
September Lily (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 10th of 18, 7l behind Ronan's Bay (9-0) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo fll mdn in Sep.
Wasabi's House (IRE) 9-10fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on into 2nd 1f out, no impression winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Nero Emperor (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Fiery Ambition 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, no extra from 2f out, 26th of 30, 20l behind Redoutable (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks in Mar.
Gatamalata (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, no extra from under 2f out, 20th of 30, 13l behind Redoutable (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks in Mar.