ROYAL MOLL took a little time to warm to her task on her racecourse debut in a Sligo bumper but once in full flow she looked a very nice prospect for hurdling and this should prove a successful start. Love On Top won a bumper at Ballinrobe in May then ran a decent race on her hurdling debut at Ballinrobe. She should prove best of those with experience over timber with Catimini, a debut winner of a bumper at Wexford in December, possibly the best of the remainder.
Annamult (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) In rear, mistake 2nd, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 12th of 20, well behind Bishops Road (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft.
Bennys Girl (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, ridden into 5th 3 out, no impression next, kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 16l behind Golden Palm (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Catimini (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden 5f out, no extra 4f out and weakened, 11th of 13, well behind Bach To Whitingbay (11-9) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat gf in Jul.
Ellaway Rose (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Soon led, headed 3 out, no extra into straight, 7th of 10, 36l behind Tropical Three (10-12) at Listowel 2m Mares Hurdle (4-7yo) in Sep.
Emily Gray (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Miranour (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
Indian Fairy (IRE) 4-1fav (11-0) Soon tracked leaders, niggled along from 5f out, dropped to moderate 5th and no extra from before straight, 9th of 13, well behind Nouveau Moulin (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Jan.
Josie S And B (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Led, headed after 3rd, 2nd halfway, weakened before 3 out, 11th of 18, well behind Lagan Canal (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Love On Top (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up, 10th halfway, headway into 6th 4f out, 3rd 3f out, ridden into 2nd over 2f out, no impression leader, kept on same pace, lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Bach To Whitingbay (11-9) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat gf in Jul.
Oscar Pearl (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 6th before straight, no impression from 3 out, 8th of 16, 29l behind Minella Fiveo (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Piece D'or (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden in 8th and no impression 3 out, soon no extra, 12th of 24, 34l behind Starkie (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Royal Moll (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden in close 4th 2f out, improved to lead under pressure 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Sligo 2m 2f mrs N H flat gs in Aug beating Little Mitch (10-9) by 2l, 16 ran.
Sensing (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, headway after 2 out and disputed briefly approaching straight, ridden and dropped to 4th before last, no extra run-in, 5th of 14, 9l behind May Dullea (10-13) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mares mdn hdl gd in Sep.
The Flying Doc (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Mid-division early, soon towards rear, ridden halfway, no impression from 4 out, 8th of 12, 30l behind Billybuster (10-11) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
The Tea Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Towards rear, moderate 6th and no danger 3 out, kept on, 5th of 7, 34l behind Chiltern Hills (11-3) at Limerick 2m 4f mrs nov hdl gf in Jul.