This looks one of the toughest races at the meeting to call, complicated by the presence of Queen Alphabet, who had a chance in a novice hurdle here yesterday. Beach Of Falesa beat Ellaway Rose comfortably at Wexford and though unable to cope with Well Tuned at Limerick on Saturday she was conceding 11lb to the winner. Roisin Dubh hasn't taken to fences and is better judged on her victory at Clonmel in May while Supreme Vic was impressive at Limerick and though stepping down in trip was always travelling well so should be in the mix. LILLY THE LIONESS is 5lb out of the handicap which would normally put paid to her chances in a competitive affair but she's in such superb form at present that she can defy the impost. Her latest easy victory came over fences and her previous start was on the Flat where she finished runner-up to Ridestan, who ran an excellent race here on Monday. Ballychorus is an obvious threat as she followed an impressive bumper victory at Killarney by beating a strong field over timber at Roscommon.
Queen Alphabet (IRE) 3-10fav (11-1) Tracked leader in 2nd, not fluent at 3rd and 3 out, challenged and narrowly led 2 out, ridden approaching straight, strongly pressed at last, kept on well close home, won at Sligo 2m mrs nov hdl gf beating Annagh Haven (9-13) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Dazzling Susie (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Soon led, headed approaching straight, soon no impression, 5th of 12, 28l behind Emily Gray (10-13) at Limerick 2m mares hcp hdl 80-123 hvy in Dec.
Ballychorus (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Disputed lead early, prominent, on terms again 5 out, led after 4 out, pressed and not fluent 2 out, stayed on well to assert run-in, won at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun beating Voluptueux (11-12) by 2 1/2l, 18 ran.
Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, close up and hit 2 out, 3rd approaching straight, lost place and no extra from before last, 9th of 18, 13l behind Desertmore Stream (11-1) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl in Jun.
Royal Flight (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Towards rear, improved into moderate 6th before straight, no extra from after 2 out, 6th of 10, 28l behind Getoutwhenyoucan (10-8) at Naas 2m hcp hdl in Feb.
Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 9-4 (11-3) Held up in rear, a little keen, improved into 4th after 3 out, challenged in 2nd from next, on terms last, not match winner and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Well Tuned (10-6) at Limerick 2m 4f mrs nov hdl gd.
Hurricane Jojo (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd into straight, gained narrow lead 3 out, just headed before next, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 7th of 17, 15l behind Ghareer (11-0) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Apr.
Honey Bach (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, moderate 8th and no danger approaching straight, 8th of 13, well behind Cheap As Chips (9-9) at Clonmel 2m in Mar.
Painted Lady 7-4fav (10-8) Played up at start and led-in, mid-division early, headway into 4th before halfway, slight mistake 5 out, ridden in 3rd 3 out, kept on same pace in 3rd straight, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Gold Platinum (10-8) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Cacheofgold (IRE) 9-2 (10-6) Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, moderate 6th halfway, ridden into moderate 4th 2 out, closer after last, stayed on run-in to 2nd closing stages, not reach winner, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Bashful Beauty (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd.
Ellaway Rose (IRE) 10-3 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 2nd from halfway, close 2nd 2 out, ridden to lead after last, headed under 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 16, 5l behind Beach Of Falesa (11-7) at Wexford 2m 2f mares mdn hdl.
Rodger Roo (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Chased leader, 2nd after 5th, improved to lead before last flight and soon ridden, kept on well, won at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mares mdn hdl gd beating Well Tuned (11-7) by 4l, 13 ran.
Roisin Dubh (IRE) 10-3 (11-7) Slightly impeded 1st, soon tracked leaders, took keen hold, 4th 3 out, raced on outer into straight, soon no impression, 4th of 10, 19l behind Our Ned (11-7) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs gf.
Fantastic Gold 33-1 (10-11) Rear, 7th halfway,ridden along after 3 out, no extra, 8th of 11, 33l behind Westhaven (9-13) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs.
Supreme Vic (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Always prominent, on terms 4 out, soon led and clear, ridden out and stayed on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd beating The Fitz Lady (10-10) by 4 1/2l, 16 ran.
Lost Book (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Towards rear, moderate 6th halfway, closer in 3rd approaching 2 out where mistake and ridden along, 4th at last, kept on into 3rd, 3rd of 9, 6l behind The Ring Is King (11-5) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
Theonewiththeleg (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened, 10th of 14, well behind Xsquared (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun.
Lilly The Lioness (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) Soon led, not fluent 6th, 5 lengths clear 4 out, increased advantage before last, easily, won at Tipperary 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 beating Worldor (11-12) by 13l, 13 ran.