An excellent turnout for this Listed prize though some of the entries, particularly Askanna and Araucaria, look as though they need further. Definite Class also scored over a longer trip last time when she was awarded a race after finishing second but she has a victory over this trip to her credit and must be considered. Oilily has had a break since finishing runner-up in a Grade 3 at Down Royal in November and would be a threat to all on her earlier form. The four-year-old Little Green is progressing at a rate of knots and landed a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse last month. She gets all the allowances here and must go well but DARE TO DOUBT made a big impression when making all to beat Prima Vista in a Grade 2 at Naas last month and looks the one to beat.
Askanna (IRE) 10-3 (11-1) Raced in 3rd, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, 5th before straight, stayed on again from last, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Mossey Joe (11-0) at Cork 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) sft in Dec.
Araucaria (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Led, ridden and challenged entering straight, headed before 2 out, no extra and weakened, 6th of 8, 16l behind Our Girl Salley (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mares listed nov hdl (1) hvy in Jan.
Dare To Doubt 7-2 (11-0) Made all, extended advantage to 4 lengths travelling well 2 out, kept on well from before last, easily, won at Naas 2m nov hdl G2 (1) in Feb beating Prima Vista (11-5) by 5l, 8 ran.
Definite Class (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge after 2 out, under pressure in 2nd when short of room approaching last, kept on run-in to press winner close home, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Mares Novice Hurdle (5-7yo) hvy in Feb beating Definite Class (10-11) by nk, 8 ran.
Golden Sunbird (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, headway approaching 2 out, 2nd straight, ridden to lead last, stayed on well, won at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb beating Kylebeg Krystle (11-6) by 4l, 18 ran.
Oilily (IRE) 3-1 (11-3) Settled mid-division early, headway into 5th halfway, improved in 3rd before 3 out, travelled well to challenge before 2 out, ridden and no impression leader approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Macville (11-3) at Down Royal 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1) in Nov.
Wood Lily (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd entering straight, challenged 2 out where mistake, soon ridden and no extra in 3rd before last, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Definite Class (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Mares Novice Hurdle (5-7yo) hvy in Feb.
Credit Box (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Towards rear, closer in 6th 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure straight, 7th of 14, 9l behind Moon Over Moscow (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mares mdn hdl gf in Oct.
My Cool Lady (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, reins broke and ran out 2nd, in a race won by Definite Class (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Mares Novice Hurdle (5-7yo) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.
Torina (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up in last, moderate 5th entering straight, went moderate 4th at last, kept on run-in, 4th of 6, 11l behind Dilshaan's Prize (11-8) at Naas 2m nh nov hdl sft.
Little Green (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 2 out, ridden to challenge last, soon led, kept on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy in Feb beating Chaperoned (10-9) by 2l, 8 ran.
Narima (GER) 6-4fav (11-2) Made all, extended advantage approaching 3 out, travelling well when not fluent 2 out, mistake last, driven out and kept on well run-in, won at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Feb beating Priors Gold (11-7) by 3 1/2l, 25 ran.