Not the easiest of races to sum up but a chance is taken with IS HERSELF ABOUT. She's yet to realise the potential shown when landing her first two races over timber but has had her sights lowered after running in a Thurles Listed contest and Paul Carberry is a very positive booking. Curvacious ploughed through the Gowran mud last month to gain an easy success in a maiden, though faces a stiff task with a big weight, but Lough Roe Lady should get into the mix as she appeared to find 2m4f testing her stamina last time after scoring over the minimum trip. Backinthere enters the fray in cracking form and an 8lb rise for her victory at Cork shouldn't prevent another big effort while the likes of recent Tramore winner Ballyquin Queen and the consistent Blazing Sonnet can also get involved.
Curvacious (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Made all, extended advantage approaching straight and kept on well from 2 out, won at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan beating Bell Weir (11-7) by 9l, 20 ran.
Rising Time (IRE) 9-2 (9-13) Held up in rear, progress into 7th 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace straight, 5th of 11, 16l behind Avondhu Lady (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp chs sft in Dec.
Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Towards rear, 8th halfway, headway into 5th approaching straight but no impression in 4th after 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 13l behind Sherika (9-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) sft in Dec.
Is Herself About (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Raced in 4th, headway approaching 3 out and 2nd briefly entering straight, dropped to 4th after 2 out and no extra, last of 4, 11l behind Midnight Game (11-12) at Thurles 2m Lstd hdl (1) hvy in Dec.
Glibin (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, 5th approaching 4 out, no extra entering straight and eased when beaten, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Noras Fancy (11-0) at Thurles 2m 4f Mares Novice Chase (Grade 2) (5yo+) (1) hvy in Jan.
Labeille (FR) 6-1 (10-9) Chased leader in 2nd, closer after halfway, ridden in 3rd after 2 out and soon no impression on winner, no extra run-in, 5th of 11, 10l behind Tennis Cap (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp hdl hvy in Jan.
Backinthere (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, closer order after 4 out, 2nd before straight, on terms 3 out, soon led, clear before last, stayed on well, won at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 9-109 in Jan beating Special Token (11-3) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Geraldine Gold (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden along and dropped to 6th 4 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 24l behind Unika La Reconce (10-13) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Mini Vic (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before halfway, led briefly approaching 3 out, soon ridden and dropped to 4th next, no extra and weakened, 7th of 10, well behind Sherika (9-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4yo+) sft in Dec.
Ballyquin Queen (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, closer order from before 4 out, soon tracked leaders, 3rd before 2 out, chased leader along inner from before last, led and stayed on well closing stages, won at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec beating All The Way Home (11-9) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Peinora (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway approaching straight and went 2nd soon after 2 out, no impression on winner before last and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Stop The Clock (10-11) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Jan.
Andunowhat (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Prominent, no extra from 3 out, 9th of 14, well behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 7-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, 4th 3 out, 2nd and challenged 2 out, led approaching straight, headed last, kept on, 2nd of 23, 3 1/2l behind Shariyan (10-11) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.
Summer Star (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) In rear, some progress into moderate 12th entering straight, kept on one paced, 9th of 20, 29l behind Oscars Joy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Norah Starr (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway into close 5th 3 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 16, 7l behind Clashnabrook (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb '12.
C'est La Mode (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 19th of 26, well behind Shariyan (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan.
Miss Penny Pincher (IRE) 40-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, some headway into 13th after 3 out, no impression next, 13th of 26, 28l behind Shariyan (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan.