TARLA will be at very short odds to redeem her reputation after falling at the last at Cork. Willie Mullins' mare had just taken the lead but keeled over on landing despite jumping clear and her earlier exploits, both here and in France, put her in a different league. Cnoc Seoda was her nearest challenger at Cork but she also fell at the last and Our Girl Lucy went on to finish runner-up though she's been beaten since. Charlie's Vic progressed nicely over hurdles and made a very pleasing start over fences at Naas earlier this month but Avondhu Lady is held by the selection on their run at Clonmel in November.
Tarla (FR) 4-11fav (11-4) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, led 6 out, pressed 3 out, ridden to assert before last, 2-length advantage when fell last, in a race won by Great Oak (11-1) at Cork 2m 1f mares nov chs Grade 3 (1) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Avondhu Lady (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, improved to lead narrowly next, soon ridden and strongly pressed, joined at last, edged ahead under pressure close home, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp chs sft in Dec beating Our Girl Salley (11-1) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Charlie's Vic (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, moderate 9th at 7th, good headway from 3 out, close 4the next, ridden to dispute lead at last, led early run-in, stayed on well under pressure close home, won at Naas 2m 3f mrs beg chs beating Our Girl Salley (11-7) by nk, 10 ran.
Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden after 5 out, kept on under pressure, 2nd and pressed leader 3 out, 2-lengths down when fell last, in a race won by Great Oak (11-1) at Cork 2m 1f mares nov chs Grade 3 (1) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Dangan Daylight (IRE) 13-8 (11-7) Fell 1st, in a race won by Oscars Business (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs hvy in Dec, 7 ran.
Glibin (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 5th 3 out, ridden next, bumped approaching straight, kept on under pressure from last, 4th of 16, 6l behind Jacksonslady (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.
Noras Fancy (IRE) 7-2fav (11-6) Always prominent, tracked leader in 2nd, challenged 2 out and led approaching last, kept on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec beating Colls Corner (11-12) by 3l, 9 ran.
Our Girl Lucy (IRE) 13-2 (10-5) Soon disputed lead, headed and dropped to 3rd from 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 12l behind Wilde Wit Pleasure (10-6) at Cork 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy.