CHAPERONED has been very unfortunate not to have lost her maiden tag having finished runner-up in a Grade 2 and fallen when in a commanding lead, both times at Fairyhouse. That form is in a different league to these rivals and she must be the choice though punters will need to forget a poor effort in a Listed contest at Punchestown last month. Chasing Shadows made a nice start over timber at Navan in September so it was a surprise to see her back in a Punchestown bumper last month. She has plenty of scope and looks the obvious choice if the favourite fluffs her lines again. The Folkes Choice and View Of Milan are newcomers with strong jumping pedigrees who should be noted in the betting.
Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 22-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, weakened over 6f out, tailed off, 23rd of 25, well behind Whatwillwecallher (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 1f mares n h flat gd in May.
Chaperoned (IRE) 11-8fav (10-5) Chased leaders, went 4th halfway, driven along in 3rd after 2 out, soon no extra and eased when beaten before last, 6th of 11, 32l behind Jacksonslady (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f mrs lst hdl (1) in Oct.
Chasing Shadows (IRE) 10-3fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 2nd 6f out, driven along approaching straight, no extra from 1 1/2f out, weakened, 9th of 20, 16l behind Andunowhat (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f mares n h flat in Oct.
Cluain Easa (IRE) Accordion filly out of Treidlia.
Grass Valley (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Always prominent, keen hold, challenged under pressure from 2f out, led 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Beliar (9-2) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun (flat).
Is Herself About (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Led and clear, reduced lead from 5f out, headed over 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 7, 22l behind Bridgets Pet (11-3) at Galway 2m N H flat hvy in Oct.
Lady Sunshine (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Always behind, completely tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Eyesontheprize (11-7) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl sft.
Pearl Isle (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th from halfway, soon lost place and no impression, 6th of 7, 21l behind Money Trader (9-7) at Sligo 6f 2yo clm sft in Aug '09 (flat).
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 8th of 16, well behind Eyesontheprize (11-7) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl sft.
Suir View Girl (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Prominent, 4th over 4f out, no impression approaching straight, 8th of 16, 24l behind Maya Quest (12-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat in May.
The Folkes Choice King's Theatre mare out of Mammy's Choice.
View Of Milan (IRE) Milan filly out of Smart View.
World Citizen (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Mid-division best, moderate 10th approaching straight, soon no impression, 8th of 17, 28l behind A Little Swifter (10-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Oct.