Lough Roe Lady came good on her handicap debut at Thurles and should be a factor here, despite a 7lb higher mark. Missgiloney has had a bit of a break and may return refreshed but What An Flyer will probably need this and Gudnis Gracious Me and Ocean Bright both need to improve on recent form to get involved. MINI VIC was taking on much stronger opposition over hurdles in the spring and, after three runs over fences, she is back over the smaller obstacles on a decent mark. Elizabeth Doyle's eight-year-old may be the one to beat ahead of Limerick second Sherika.
Gudnis Gracious Me (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always behind, 12th of 16, 21l behind Lough Roe Lady (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) In touch, 7th on outer after 4 out, 5th after 3 out, 2nd and challenged 2 out, led approaching last, kept on well under pressure, won at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov beating Dont Tell Pa (11-3) by 2 1/4l, 16 ran.
Mini Vic (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Soon prominent, under pressure in 3rd into straight, left 2nd 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure and no impression from after next, 2nd of 13, 18l behind Snooze (11-9) at Cork 2m 5f beg chs sft in Nov.
Station Lane (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division in pack, moderate 6th halfway, 4th 5 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, 6th of 10, 37l behind Ballyfinboy (10-0) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Ocean Bright (USA) 33-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, driven along and no impression after 5 out, 10th of 16, 37l behind Cnoc Seoda (11-2) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Missgiloney (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 7th from 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 8th of 15, 22l behind Galianna (11-5) at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Sep.
What An Flyer (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, no extra from before straight, 10th of 22, 30l behind Boss Croaker (10-5) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in May.
Knock Beauty (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Always behind, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Seefood (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
The Blarney Rose (IRE) 3-1 (10-13) Chsd ldrs, 4th 1/2way & 3rd 6out, ld bef 3out & 3l adv gng best 2out, went clr bef last, v impressive, won at Boulta 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov beating Castleview Mills (12-0) by 9l, 10 ran.
Sherika (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out and went 2nd next, soon ridden and kept on under pressure run-in, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 14, nk behind Happy New Year (11-6) at Limerick 2m 5f am hcp hdle 80-95 hvy in Nov.