CAOIMHE'S DELIGHT will never get a better chance to break her duck over the larger obstacles. Her latest third behind Byerley Babe in a Grade 2 over 2m4f here is a cut above anything achieved by her rivals and there is no reason why she won't see out the extra. Carrigeen Lonicera and Backinthere are safely held on the form book while Liz's D'Estruval has a bit to prove having fallen at Clonmel and Fairyhouse in her last two starts. Sugar Bullet has had a few chances and may be getting a bit long in the tooth now for chasing.
Backinthere (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 6th and ridden 4 out, no extra next, 6th of 11, 28l behind Byerley Babe (11-0) at Thurles 2m 4f (1) sft in Jan.
Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden entering straight, challenged and every chance after 2 out, under pressure in 3rd last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Byerley Babe (11-0) at Thurles 2m 4f (1) sft in Jan.
Liz's D'estruval (IRE) 10-3 (9-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, 5th entering straight and slight mistake 2 out, soon ridden and no extra, in rear when fell last, in a race won by She's Got Grit (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp chs in Dec, 9 ran.
Carrigeen Lonicera (IRE) 3-1fav (11-2) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden after 5 out and no extra, kept on one pace in straight, 7th of 12, well behind Milestone Miss (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f mrs beg chs sft in Jan.
Lady Boulea (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, slightly hampered 3rd, pecked and unseated rider, in a race won by Clar Na Mionn (11-12) at Roscommon 2m beg chs sft in May, 12 ran.
Lisrose (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on outer, close 2nd 4 out, ridden from next, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Hold Em Cowboy (10-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Jan, 15 ran.
Sugar Bullet (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Chased leader, 6th halfway, closer when slipped on landing 4 out and unseated rider, in a race won by Milestone Miss (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f mrs beg chs sft in Jan, 12 ran.