SCRAPPER JACK ploughed through the mud here in January to gain a convincing victory but ran poorly at Fairyhouse last month. That can't have been his true form and he's taken to get back to winning ways. Cherish The Pear made a moderate debut at Punchestown when Kauto Grand Mogol, who runs in the previous race, finished runner-up and Summer Star was a decent fourth. The latter looks the type to make progress while Made You Look, a winner at Lingstown in December, can do best of the winning point-to-pointers. Vic Chic was sent to Hereford for her debut and though she ran well enough the form has worked out very poorly.
Scrapper Jack (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, no extra approaching straight, weakened, 11th of 15, well behind Kates Benefit (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mrs N H flat in Feb.
Carrigeen Lonicera (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Rcd 2nd, prog to chall 2out, good jump and qknd away in good style, easily, won at Killaloe 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb beating Mullane's Bridge (12-0) by 15l, 7 ran.
Cuteasafox (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, fell 4 out, in a race won by Charlie's Vic (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mrs nov hdl, 5 ran.
Just A Butterfly (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Rcd 2nd, 10l 2nd 6out, closer 2out, ld bef last, ko best, won at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp gd in May '10 beating Andrea's Answer (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Made You Look (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Alw pr & disp, row from last, ko best, won at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gs in Dec beating Umbrella (12-0) by 4l, 16 ran.
Sweet Maria (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Mid-division, never a factor, tailed off, 12th of 20, well behind Andunowhat (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f mares n h flat in Oct.
Top Madam (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Prominent, led after 6f, raced towards outer straight, headed approaching final furlong, soon no extra, 5th of 13, 10l behind Dantes Firth (11-0) at Thurles 2m mrs nh flat.
Vic Chic (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, outpaced from over 2f out, 4th of 12, 13l behind My Miss Lucy (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Jan.
Cherish The Pear (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders and took keen hold, 3rd halfway, led 4f out, strongly pressed approaching straight and headed well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Ange Blanc (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Feb.
Summer Star (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Settled in rear, went 5th entering straight, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Ange Blanc (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Feb.