CAILIN ANNAMH was in brilliant form over hurdles last summer, culminating in a Grade 3 victory at Punchestown. She was a short-priced favourite on her chasing bow at Fairyhouse last week and was close enough when taking a crashing fall at the second last. Hopefully that won't have affected her confidence and she can make amends. Caoimhe's Delight won a Grade 2 on very heavy ground here in March but she goes on this much quicker ground though is just held by Fantastic Gold on their run at Thurles in October when the latter narrowly prevailed. Blazing Sonnet hasn't been at her best since scoring at Thurles in January but none of the remaining trio can be completely dismissed, especially if the selection is affected by her fall.
Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 18-1 (11-5) Mid-division, dropped to rear and pushed along before 5 out, no threat from 3 out, 9th of 12, 35l behind Une Artiste (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares chs Grd 3 (1) in Apr.
Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, slightly hampered 2nd, no impression in 8th entering straight, 6th before last and kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 13l behind Une Artiste (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares chs Grd 3 (1) in Apr.
Fantastic Gold 33-1 (10-13) In rear, slight mistake 9th, some progress into 9th early straight, no extra approaching last, 9th of 15, 41l behind Burn And Turn (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp chs.
Katys Girl (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, dropped towards rear halfway, detached 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Burn And Turn (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp chs, 15 ran.
Annie Oakley (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Held up, soon rear of mid-division, progress and wide into straight, chased leaders and kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 5th of 25, 4l behind Off The Charts (11-2) at Punchestown 3m.
Cailin Annamh (IRE) 5-4fav (11-5) Soon mid-division, 9th at 4th, mistake 5th, not fluent next, steady headway 10th, closed up on outer 4 out, ridden to challenge when fell 2 out, in a race won by Pageboy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase gd, 14 ran.
Some Benefit (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders until mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Fennis Moll (9-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109, 14 ran.