Jockey Silk
1
Ard Abhainn
J:
D N Russell
T:
G Elliott
Form
1-14131
Age
8
Weight
11st 7lbs
OR
133
Forecast SP
12/1
Jockey Silk
2
Emmas Joy
J:
Harry Skelton
T:
D Skelton
Form
315211
Age
9
Weight
11st 7lbs
OR
135
Forecast SP
14/1
Jockey Silk
3
Floressa
J:
Nico de Boinville
T:
N J Henderson
Form
12-1213
Age
7
Weight
11st 7lbs
OR
141
Forecast SP
6/1
Jockey Silk
4
Minella Melody
J:
Rachael Blackmore
T:
H de Bromhead
Form
12-3111
Age
8
Weight
11st 7lbs
OR
140
Forecast SP
5/2
Jockey Silk
5
Colreevy
J:
P Townend
T:
W P Mullins
Form
1/3-1212
Age
9
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
133
Forecast SP
5/1
Jockey Silk
6
Concertista
J:
D A Jacob
T:
W P Mullins
Form
2-433
Age
8
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
138
Forecast SP
8/1
Jockey Silk
7
Dolcita
J:
R M Power
T:
W P Mullins
Form
32-13
Age
7
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
133
Forecast SP
7/1
Jockey Silk
8
Fort Worth Texas
p1
J:
Mr B O'Neill
T:
C Bowe
Form
126631
Age
8
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
121
Forecast SP
25/1
Jockey Silk
9
Full Of Surprises
J:
B J Geraghty
T:
N P Mulholland
Form
15
Age
7
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
-
Forecast SP
50/1
Jockey Silk
10
Getaway Totherock
J:
L Treadwell
T:
A Ralph
Form
01-4141
Age
9
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
136
Forecast SP
20/1
Jockey Silk
11
La Feline
J:
B J Cooper
T:
P Nolan
Form
70-021
Age
7
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
119
Forecast SP
33/1
Jockey Silk
12
Mount Ida
t
J:
M P Walsh
T:
G Elliott
Form
121-123
Age
8
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
137
Forecast SP
25/1
Jockey Silk
13
Rayna's World
J:
Thomas Dowson
T:
P A Kirby
Form
32
Age
7
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
122
Forecast SP
66/1
Jockey Silk
14
Rhythm Divine
J:
D J O'Keeffe
T:
T Gibney
Form
2-2633F
Age
8
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
118
Forecast SP
66/1
Jockey Silk
15
Rosie And Millie
J:
Brendan Powell
T:
M Scudamore
Form
32P-212
Age
9
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
132
Forecast SP
33/1
Jockey Silk
16
Timetochill
J:
Adam Wedge
T:
Miss Kelly Morgan
Form
10-3114
Age
9
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
134
Forecast SP
50/1
Jockey Silk
17
Vienna Court
J:
Sam Twiston-Davies
T:
N A Twiston-Davies
Form
163213
Age
7
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
131
Forecast SP
25/1
Jockey Silk
18
Whitehotchillifili
J:
J J Burke
T:
H Fry
Form
49-3131
Age
8
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
131
Forecast SP
20/1
Jockey Silk
19
Yukon Lil
J:
D E Mullins
T:
W P Mullins
Form
142-715
Age
8
Weight
11st 2lbs
OR
-
Forecast SP
14/1
Jockey Silk
20
Midnights' Gift
J:
Tom Cannon
T:
A King
Form
1124
Age
6
Weight
10st 13lbs
OR
133
Forecast SP
25/1
Jockey Silk
21
Anna Bunina
t
J:
D J McInerney
T:
J C McConnell
Form
3P
Age
6
Weight
10st 8lbs
OR
-
Forecast SP
50/1
Jockey Silk
22
Red Archangel
J:
Thomas Bellamy
T:
Richard Spencer
Form
9656
Age
6
Weight
10st 8lbs
OR
117
Forecast SP
100/1
PreviewsMinella Melody gave weight and a beating to Colreevy over a furlong further at Fairyhouse when last seen and might just prove capable of confirming that running for Henry De Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore. The six-year-old has won all three hurdle starts thus far, building on her Graded-placed form in bumpers, and wouldn't be a shock winner here. Floressa was a little disappointing when third at Doncaster last time, but she was against more experienced mares and perhaps this sort of task will suit her better. Dolcita and Concertista are intriguing runners for Willie Mullins, who has won all four renewals of this race so far, but a changing of the guard is expected this time, and perhaps ARD ABHAINN is the best angle into the race. She was admittedly beaten by Minella Melody at Punchestown in December, but only by two lengths off level weights and prices at the time of writing of around 9/4 and 12/1 seem to be rather disproportionate. The selection proved far too good for the opposition in Listed company at Thurles a couple of months ago and the suspicion is that Davy Russell will try and turn this into a serious stamina test.