It's difficult to see past the four at the top of the card who are all penalised for scoring under Rules. Navan bumper winner Espresso Lady attempted to make all on her hurdling bow at Leopardstown last week and stayed on when headed. She'll be better for the experience while Tellherimnothere ran a superb race behind A Country Girl at Tramore last Saturday though today's ground could prove too testing for her. Galianna has returned in good form after more than a year off and her close second to Analyse That at Wexford suggested more to come but it's GLIBIN who gets the nod as she was travelling well at this trip before passed by the promising Oscars Business at Limerick and can finally get off the mark. Winning point-to-pointer Ask Me Sister looks best of the remainder.
Espresso Lady (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Led, ridden entering straight, headed early straight, no extra and kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 8l behind The Way We Were (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl in Dec.
Galianna (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 10th 6 out, improved to challenge and on terms last, every chance and kept on well run-in, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Analyse That (11-1) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Glibin (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, progress 4 out, 4th next, challenged and on terms before 2 out where narrowly headed, no extra approaching last where mistake, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 12l behind Oscars Business (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f mares mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Tellherimnothere (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, led after 3 out, pressed and jumped left 2 out, almost joined last, kept on well run-in, headed closing stages, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind A Country Girl (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Ask Me Sister (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon disputed lead, slight mistake 6th, slightly slow jump 5 out, headed before 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Askanna (11-2) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Baidin Fheilimi (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Mid div, 6th 1/2way, fair 4th aftr 4out, prog from 3out & 2l 2nd when lft in ld last, so best, won at Leadington 3m ire ptp hvy beating Lastchanceforlisa (12-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Cill Airne (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Mae's Choice (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl in Dec.
Fragrant Island (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Led, joined halfway, soon headed, lost place and no impression from 6f out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Mini Vic (11-2) at Tramore 2m ldy N H flat sft in Dec.
Fromthecloudsabove (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, closer in 4th approaching 4f out, dropped to moderate 5th and no impression from before straight, 6th of 18, 39l behind Hidden Identity (11-9) at Limerick 2m mrs nh flat hvy in Dec.
Gothen Niece (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Soon way off the pace towards rear, poor 9th 6 out, no danger after, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, well behind Distant Memories (11-9) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Kicking Kate (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Alw in rr, pu 4out, in a race won by Bb Bonita (11-4) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec, 13 ran.
Last Hassle (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led before 5th, strongly pressed before straight, soon headed and no impression, 5th of 12, 30l behind Oscars Business (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f mares mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Last Whistle (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders at ordinary pace, 3rd approaching straight, no impression from under 2f out, 6th of 8, 19l behind Lastofthepilots (11-9) at Limerick 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.
Nora D (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th approaching 6 out, no impression approaching straight, 7th of 12, well behind Oscars Business (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f mares mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Top Flower (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division, dropped to rear 4 out, no threat from before 2 out, last of 12, 47l behind Touch Back (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Turtle Lady (IRE) Turtle Island mare out of Royal Toombeola.
Charming Ways (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Mid-division, 10th approaching 3 out, no extra when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Folsom Blue (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Countess Of Milan (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 7th approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 48l behind Folsom Blue (11-0) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Johnston's Best (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, 15th of 20, well behind The Bull Hayes (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan '11.
Goulane Vixen (IRE) Craigsteel mare out of Vixen's Cry.
Tip For The Top (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 8th of 12, well behind Oscars Business (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f mares mdn hdl hvy in Dec.