Katie Walsh has been on board the winner twice in the past six years and today's mount Shantilly should have come on enough for her recent run at Fairyhouse to be considered. WHY ASK ME, three times a runner-up between the flags, was caught close home by Suntiep on her bumper debut here last month and though receiving a stone from the winner she's taken to go one better. The Bishops Niece and Pumped Up Kicks were both behind but should improve while Pops Well has shown enough ability to be given a chance despite a long absence. Girl In Blue is probably better than her form figures suggest and is one to keep an eye on in the betting.
Flick Of A Switch (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Made all, clr from 5th, still clr but rddn bef last, kow up flat, won at Kilsheelan 3m ire ptp gd in Oct '11 beating Classic Magic (12-0) by 20l, 19 ran.
Fureys Cross (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 25l behind Bell Weir (11-4) at Cork 2m N H flat sft.
Girl In Blue (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, closer in 5th 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, 15th of 19, well behind Joanne One (10-13) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) hvy in Nov.
Glen Beg (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) In rear, ridden in poor 18th 2 1/2f out, moderate 11th 1 1/2f out, kept on steadily final furlong, 6th of 19, 14l behind Joanne One (10-13) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) hvy in Nov.
Jacks Sky (IRE) Wizard King mare out of Hi-way Tonight.
Malibu Gold (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Mid div, wknd to rr & pu 3out, in a race won by Me And Ben (11-7) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp hvy, 14 ran.
Miss Knowall (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, lost place approaching straight, soon no impression, 11th of 17, 18l behind Hats And Heels (11-4) at Cork 2m mares n h flat 4yo sft in Nov '11.
Papal Tiara (IRE) Indian Danehill mare out of Kerry Lily.
Pops Well (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Prominent and disputed early, 2nd halfway, ridden approaching straight and dropped to 5th, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 6l behind Chiltern Hills (11-9) at Wexford 2m mrs nh flat in May.
Pumped Up Kicks (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway into 6th 3 out and close 4th entering straight, no impression from 2 out, 4th of 11, 12l behind Backinthere (10-13) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
The Bishops Niece (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Settled towards rear, 8th halfway, headway in 4th approaching straight and went 2nd 2f out, soon no impression on leader and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Suntiep (12-0) at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Nov.
Unbreakablespirit (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Mid-div, 6th 1/2way, no impress from 3out, 5th of 11, 21l behind Nimble Nell (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Why Ask Me (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd approaching straight and led over 2f out, asserted well over 1f out, kept on under pressure, no extra inside final 100 yards and headed near line, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Suntiep (12-0) at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Nov.
Ivy Glen (IRE) Gamut filly out of Hurricane Bella.
Legacy Gold (IRE) Gold Well filly out of Durgams Delight.
Queen Of Thecastle (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Cl up & mstks, cl 6th bef 4out until fair 6th & btn when mstk & ur 3out, in a race won by Vinnieslittle Lamb (11-7) at Boulta 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov, 13 ran.
Shantilly (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, close 3rd 3f out, soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 17, 13l behind Outlander (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf sft.
Young Ambition (IRE) Heron Island filly out of Young Amelie.
Miss Fancy Hat (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, hmprd 7th, detd & pu 6out, in a race won by Good Time In Milan (12-0) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp gd in Jun '11, 16 ran.