Dancin' Glory is a nice prospect having followed a victory at Down Royal with a fine effort in a Listed bumper at Navan. Kates Benefit cantered home in a Punchestown bumper before a very good effort in a decent maiden hurdle at Naas. She's definitely on the short-list while the progressive Scrapper Jack comfortably landed a Limerick bumper and can get better. Crystal Earth gets the maiden's allowance and has done nothing wrong in her two starts but DR MACHINI looks the one to be on. Willie Mullins' mare started a short-priced favourite on her racecourse debut at Wexford in October and though unable to cope with A Country Girl put the experience to good use with an impressive success here last month and looks the one to beat.
Dancin' Glory (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Led and soon well clear, reduced advantage approaching straight, pushed along over 2f out, headed under pressure 1f out and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Thynetocatcher (11-6) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) sft in Nov.
Kates Benefit (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, untidy 2nd, closer in moderate 4th before straight, ridden to chase winner when slight mistake 2 out, soon no impression, left with chance again from last, no extra and kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Marasonnien (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Jan.
Dr Machini (IRE) 6-4fav (11-5) Made virtually all, in command from well over 1f out, kept on well, easily, won at Fairyhouse 2m mares n h flat in Jan beating Caitlin Brook (10-12) by 7l, 10 ran.
Scrapper Jack (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Soon tracked leaders, led over 6f out, joined approaching straight, went on again under 2f out, stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Jan beating Kaylas Charm (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Dark River (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Ur 2nd, in a race won by View The Dance (11-4) at Tyrella 3m ire ptp in Jan, 16 ran.
Flaming Pop (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Waited with, moderate 10th approaching 3 out, soon chased leaders, ridden to chase winner and no impression from after 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Alf Wright (11-4) at Clonmel 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) hvy.
Crystal Earth (IRE) 5-4fav (10-11) Waited with in mid-division, closed from under 6f out, 3rd under 2f out, progress under pressure to dispute lead and every chance inside final furlong, no extra and kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Mini Vic (11-2) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat sft in Dec.
Honourable Lady (IRE) High Chaparral mare out of Singhana.
Sweet Almond (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, mainly 3rd, weakened from over 4f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Miss Accurate (10-11) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gf in Jun.
Behrama (IRE) Desert Style filly out of Behkiyra.
Emily O (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) In rear, closed to chase leaders from halfway, 4th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, moderate 2nd and kept on same pace approaching final furlong, 2nd of 7, 24l behind Un Atout (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo nhf in Jan.
Good As Gold 33-1 (10-7) Held up early, improved to 4th halfway, led over 3f out, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra and weakened, last of 8, 27l behind Jezki (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf in Jan.
Que Pasa (IRE) 17-2 (10-5) Held up in rear, took keen hold, behind 4f out, never on terms, 10th of 15, 18l behind The New One (11-2) at Cheltenham 1m 6f 4yo NH flat (Listed) (1) gs in Jan.
Silver Comet (IRE) Exit To Nowhere filly out of Paper Flight.
Tomyros (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Chased leader, led halfway, headed over 3f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon no extra, 6th of 8, 16l behind Jezki (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf in Jan.