Noras Fancy beat DANGAN DAYLIGHT, Charlie's Vic and Avondhu Lady at Thurles in January but the runner-up should have the call this time at the revised weights and is handed the vote. Cnoc Seoda pulled up in that event and has run over hurdles on her last two starts to regain her confidence. Dazzling Susie is another who appeared to lose her way after a very bright start over fences and she also ran over timber last time where she looked back to form.
Noras Fancy (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, went 2nd 5 out and led approaching straight, ridden and strongly pressed approaching last where slight mistake, kept on best under pressure late run-in, won at Thurles 2m 4f Mares Novice Chase (Grade 2) (5yo+) (1) hvy in Jan beating Dangan Daylight (11-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Avondhu Lady (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Held up, improved to 4th 6 out, ridden in 5th before 3 out, no extra in 6th entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 26l behind Ballinahow Lady (11-4) at Thurles 3m mrs nov chs (5yo+) hvy in Feb.
Dazzling Susie (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Led and clear, mistake 4th, reduced lead 2 out and headed between last 2, dropped to 3rd from last until rallied well and closing all the way to the line, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Away We Go (10-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
Back In A Tic (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 7th and lost place a bit, closed into 5th 5 out, ridden into 4th 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 4th of 11, 8l behind Carrig Millie (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f mrs beg chs sft in Feb.
Carrig Millie (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Always prominent, 3rd for much, 2nd 2 out, soon challenged, led last, stayed on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m 2f mrs beg chs sft in Feb beating Chasing Shadows (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Charlie's Vic (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up in last, 5th 4 out, left 4th next, ridden in 2nd entering straight, kept on same pace from 2 out, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Sweeney Tunes (11-5) at Naas 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) in Feb.
Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Led early, joined 3rd, soon headed and chased clear leader until in front again approaching 3 out, pressed and a bit slow 2 out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 27l behind Wing It Lady (10-8) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.
Dangan Daylight (IRE) Evensfav (11-7) Close up, on terms and slight bump 5 out, 2nd and not as quick as winner 4 out, ridden before straight, 3rd 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Carrig Millie (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f mrs beg chs sft in Feb.