It will take a good effort to beat BANJAXED GIRL, who made all and jumped really well to gain her first success over fences at Punchestown. She has a touch of quality about her and with that confidence booster under her belt is expected to go on to better things. Avondhu Lady has already won twice over fences and run well in graded company so she must be considered a threat despite her extra penalty. Madam Bovary has been progressing steadily culminating in a fine effort to land a beginners' event at Punchestown. She should make her presence felt along with Caheronaun, who may be suited by further despite a disappointing run over 2m5f at Tramore.
Avondhu Lady (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, driven along in 4th before 4 out, slight mistake 2 out and no impression approaching last, 4th of 8, 14l behind Noras Fancy (11-0) at Thurles 2m 4f Mares Novice Chase (Grade 2) (5yo+) (1) hvy in Jan.
Ballinahow Lady (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd and no impression under pressure from before straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 38l behind Drawn N Drank (10-13) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Dec.
Banjaxed Girl 2-1fav (11-7) Led and disputed, asserted from before last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Nov beating Oscars Business (11-7) by 3l, 8 ran.
Madam Bovary (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, good headway to dispute 3 out and led approaching straight, asserted from 2 out and kept on well run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Jan beating Toon River (11-9) by 5l, 16 ran.
Ros Brin (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, moderate 8th when mistake 3 out, 8th of 18, well behind Jadanli (10-7) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs hvy in Jan.
Bee Fallon (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Soon towards rear, never a factor, pulled up after 6 out, in a race won by Unoccupied (11-12) at Tramore 2m 5f beg chs hvy in Dec, 11 ran.
Caheronaun (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Soon mid-division, niggled along 8th, chasing leaders and no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 21l behind Unoccupied (11-12) at Tramore 2m 5f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Dead End (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th at 7th, no extra from 3 out, tailed off, burst blood vessel, 19th of 20, well behind Latin Connection (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Nov.
Flamingos Gold (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, a bit slow 5th, lost place 6 out, 8th after 3 out, 7th and no impression approaching next, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 28l behind Preswell Lad (10-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy in Jan.