Stamina is the key to TOOREEN, who has completed a Clonmel double over three miles in testing conditions. This slightly shorter trip is no concern and providing the ground remains heavy she'll take some beating. Backinthere was in good form at this time a year ago and has been chasing this campaign. He finished a good third in a Grade 2 here last month and looks one for the short-list. Winning point-to-pointer Corporate Box has shown enough in three maiden hurdles to suggest she could be well in for her handicap debut while Mini Vic scored at Tramore on New Year's Day then ran over fences before reverting to hurdles with an excellent run behind Another Challenge at Thurles. Shuilamach begins her handicap career after a very good effort in a Cork maiden where she was staying on very strongly over that 2m4f trip.
Backinthere (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, on terms after 5th, led after 7th, headed 3 out, on terms again approaching straight and soon led, headed 2 out where jumped left, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 6f (1) hvy in Mar.
Clara Mc Cloud (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression in 11th after 3 out, kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 12, 13l behind Lughnasa (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Feb.
Tooreen (IRE) 7-2fav (11-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress into 2nd 5 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, stayed on to narrow lead 2 out, kept on well under pressure, asserted run-in, won at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy beating Charles Magnes (11-7) by 3l, 16 ran.
Mini Vic (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, improved into 5th before straight, moderate 4th before 2 out, moderate 3rd before last, stayed on well run-in, not quite get there, 2nd of 14, nk behind Another Challenge (11-6) at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Corporate Box (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Always prominent, led before straight, headed before 2 out where mistake, soon no impression, no extra in 3rd from before last, 3rd of 17, 9l behind Feenakilmeedy (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mares mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Shuilamach (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, closed to challenge in 2nd 3 out, slightly hampered before last, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 23, 6l behind Sonny B (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
St Maxime (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 6th halfway, blundered and almost unseated rider 5 out, dropped to rear, ridden early straight and no extra from 2 out, last of 9, 28l behind Inis Meain (11-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl hvy in Feb.
Mountain Mama (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by John The Soldier (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf in Jul, 17 ran.
Serra Nova (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, closer in moderate 10th approaching straight, ridden to chase leaders from 2 out, no impression in 4th approaching last, kept on one pace, 4th of 21, 13l behind Maguire's Glen (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.
Naughty Molly (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Led early, tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and no extra approaching straight, weakened, 10th of 18, 40l behind Baily Dusk (9-12) at Clonmel 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.