Kevin Prendergast has won this twice in the past four years and will be hoping to make it three with MAUDE ADAMS, whose 7lb rise for her comeback victory at Cork is cancelled out by Gary Halpin's claim. This is a bit tougher but she's given the nod over Ondeafears, runner-up in a Listed contest last November and an excellent second in a tough Naas handicap on her reappearance when Imaginationrunwild wasn't far behind. Bunairgead has to be a big threat as she ended her first campaign with a victory at Leopardstown and was thought good enough to contest the 1000 Guineas Trial there two weeks ago. Romantic Stroll takes a big drop in trip and will need to do better.
Ondeafears (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride and soon pushed along in rear, ridden in 8th 2f out and went 4th over 1f out, kept on under pressure to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 sft.
Romantic Stroll (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Attempted to make all, headed over 1f out, soon one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 4, 2l behind Stuccodor (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 1f stks gd.
Flic Flac (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Settled behind leaders on stands' side, ridden in 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Allegra Tak (8-4) at Naas 6f hcp sft.
Maude Adams (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Settled towards rear, switched right and headway 2f out, progress to lead on far side 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Curragh 1m hcp 50-80 beating Winning Impact (9-10) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Core Element (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Always prominent, closer 2nd 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from under 1f out, 4th of 12, 4l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-9) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Feb.
Susiescot (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Mid-division, headway into 9th 2f out, soon ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 20, 11l behind Sweet Lightning (9-8) at Curragh 1m Extended Handicap (4yo+) hvy in Mar.
Bunairgead (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 5l behind Rawaaq (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) sft.
Bronte 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pulled up injured after 2f, in a race won by Mizzava (9-0) at Limerick 7f 3yo fll mdn sft, 12 ran.
Nini Ok (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along into 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Cash Or Casualty (9-5) at Dundalk 7f Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) pol in Mar.
Imaginationrunwild (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th on outer 2f out and 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 sft.
Mont Blanc 4-1 (8-4) Mid-division, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 3f out, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 7l behind Rich Coast (9-7) at Cork 1m 2f hcp sft in Mar.
Jackemil (IRE) 10-3fav (9-4) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway into 5th 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace (fell after line), 5th of 11, 7l behind Star Links (9-3) at Limerick 1m hcp 50-80 hvy.