Jewel Star stayed on at the finish after taking her time to warm to the task over the minimum trip at Killarney so it's a surprise she hasn't been entered over further. Royal Flight was beaten a long way when placed at Clonmel three weeks ago and will need to find some more gears but Leish Oscar didn't do much wrong when fading from the last in the race won by Somedaysomehow over this track and trip in October and looks the type who goes well fresh. MA BELLE AMIE appeared to run her best race to date against the progressive Speckled Wood at Thurles a fortnight ago. The remainder were well beaten and Colin Bowe's mare can gain a deserved first success.
Ballymac Lass (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear, pulled up after 2nd, in a race won by Kashline (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy, 15 ran.
Jewel Star (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) In rear, headway into moderate 7th 3 out, kept on steadily from next, 4th of 18, 11l behind Beabus Jack (11-4) at Killarney 2m 4f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Jul.
Leish Oscar (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Always prominent, in front after 4 out, headed approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 16, 7l behind Somedaysomehow (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m mares mdn hdl in Oct.
Miss Knowall (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, on terms approaching straight, dropped to moderate 3rd and no extra from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 19l behind Girl In Blue (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Dec.
Not For Burning (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 29l behind Kashline (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy.
Ma Belle Amie 7-2 (10-12) Always prominent and disputed lead, led approaching 3 out and briefly asserted after 2 out, strongly pressed and headed before last, no chance with winner run-in and kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 5l behind Speckled Wood (10-12) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy.
New River (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, 6th approaching straight and no extra from 2 out, 7th of 18, 35l behind Speckled Wood (10-12) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy.
Royal Flight (IRE) 11-2 (10-10) Mid-division, closer in 4th 4 out, moderate 4th and pushed along after next, left moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on one paced, 3rd of 18, 31l behind Sarabad (11-3) at Clonmel 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) hvy.
Sea Rocket (IRE) Shantou mare out of Ghillie's Bay.
Sister Annie (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 18, well behind Speckled Wood (10-12) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy.