Cloughmile won this last year but she was in much better form and is 8lb higher in the weights. Kylebeg Krystle, who was 10l back in third, is inconsistent but shouldn't be ruled out entirely as she often pops up when not expected. Shop Dj has a touch of quality about her though she may just need this after a break and QUARRYVALE looks a better option. Jimmy Mangan's mare ran a fine race in a Listed contest behind Roi Du Mee at Thurles last time and though done no favours by the handicapper will be more at home in this grade. Our Girl Salley was taking on something special when runner-up to Tarla at Clonmel and her overall form, including when twice finishing in front of Avondhu Lady, puts her in the picture along with the consistent Miss Pepperpot, though the latter may prefer further. Rising Time and Oscars Business are others to consider in an open event.
Shop Dj (IRE) 2-1fav (11-2) Soon chased leaders, closed into 2nd travelling strongly after 3 out, led before next, soon joined, headed and no impression from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Definite Class (11-2) at Limerick 2m 3f Mares Chase (5yo+) gd in May.
Quarryvale (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Attempted to make all, joined 5 out, soon headed, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Roi Du Mee (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f lst chs (1) in Nov.
Our Girl Salley (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) Mid-division early, 5th halfway, 8th 4 out, ridden next, under pressure in 7th before straight, 4th 2 out, kept on to 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Tarla (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mares chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Glibin (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression before straight, 7th of 10, 25l behind Tarla (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mares chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Avondhu Lady (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, 7th 4 out, ridden in 4th before straight, 3rd and no impression 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Tarla (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mares chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Cloughmile (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Towards rear, 9th halfway, ridden after 3 out and went 4th early straight, kept on same pace without troubling leaders, 4th of 11, 5l behind Medicinal Compound (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Nov.
Miss Pepperpot (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Waited with, good headway to track leaders on outer before straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Selection Box (10-1) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs hvy in Oct.
Oscars Business (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, a bit awkward 2nd, a little short of room after 3 out, soon ridden in 3rd, went 2nd run-in without troubling winner, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Banjaxed Girl (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Quiet Thought (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, 8th of 11, 23l behind Code Of The West (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp chs sft in Nov.
Kylebeg Krystle (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Prominent, on terms 6th, 2nd after 5 out, ridden in 3rd into straight, no extra from 3 out, 6th of 7, 39l behind Instant Impacked (10-1) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-140 hvy in Nov.
Rising Time (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, went 3rd 3 out and soon ridden along, 2nd approaching last but no impression on winner, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Top Madam (10-10) at Wexford 2m 4f hdl gd in Oct.