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1. Alletrix – Jessica Harrington/Robbie Power (100-1)
Useful mare whose best performance came when she was third to Laurina last spring.
Several others have better form and she is up against it.
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2. Benie Des Dieux – Willie Mullins/Ruby Walsh (4-5)
High-class mare who upset Apple's Jade to win this race 12 months ago.
She returns from a 318-day break but fitness is no concern and she will be tough to beat.
Patrick Mullins on Benie Des Dieux
"She's a very good mare and she's been in training all season.
"The only reason she hasn't run is because of the way the ground has been and we're not at all worried about the fact she hasn't run this season.
"She looks the best of ours and we're looking forward to running her."
3. Cap Soleil – Fergal O'Brien/Paddy Brennan (33-1)
Talented mare who has been off the track since finishing second to Laurina at last year's Festival.
Goes well fresh and handles soft ground, so she could run well at a price.
4. Champayne Lady – Alan Fleming/Donagh Meyler (100-1)
Not far behind Cap Soleil when third to Laurina 12 months ago.
Like that rival she is set to have her first start since last March, so she can't be ruled out for each-way purposes.
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5. Elimay – Willie Mullins/Mark Walsh (22-1)
Consistent mare was narrowly beaten in a Leopardstown Grade 3 in December.
Returns from a break and place claims at best.
6. Good Thyne Tara – Willie Mullins/Rachael Blackmore (50-1)
Finished just ahead of Elimay when winning a Grade 3 mares' event in December.
Has since run flat behind Laurina, so best watched.
7. Jester Jet – Tom Lacey/Robert Dunne (28-1)
Likeable mare who gained a deserved success at Haydock last month.
Doesn't know how to run a bad race so she enters calculations for each-way purposes.
8. Lackaneen Leader – Gordon Elliott/Davy Russell (80-1)
Well-beaten by Laurina at Punchestown last month and had struggled over fences prior to that.
Represents a powerful yard but hard to recommend in current form.
9. Lady Buttons – Philip Kirby/Thomas Dowson (12-1)
Very classy mare who has been in cracking form over fences and hurdles this year.
She is arguably better over the bigger obstacles but should give the favourite something to think about.
Philip Kirby on Lady Buttons
"It was tough enough, to be honest, but in the end we decided to run her in the race we felt she was more likely to win.
"Neither race is easy, but we thought the other one was that bit tougher.
"Nothing stands out in this race on ratings and we can always go back over fences at Aintree if we want to.
"She seems very well. Everything has gone according to plan and she looks great."
10. Limini – Willie Mullins/David Mullins (9-1)
Solid mare who won at this meeting 2016 and finished third in this race in 2017.
Not been at her best this year and she has proven to be just shy of Grade 1 class.
Patrick Mullins on Limini
"Limini has run well in this race before (third behind Apple's Jade in 2017).
"We've had a clear run with her since her good run in the Galmoy Hurdle in Gowran and I think the ground will suit her."
11. Mia's Storm – Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson (22-1)
Very useful mare has bounced back to form over hurdles this season.
She would pose a big threat to Benie Des Dieux if the ground was good – but conditions look to have gone against her.
12. Momella – Harry Fry/Noel Fehily (28-1)
Fell when in with a chance in the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury in November.
However, she ran a shocker when favourite for a mares' handicap at Kempton when last sighted.
13. Roksana – Dan Skelton/Harry Skelton (10-1)
Talented mare made her seasonal reappearance behind Buveur D'Air at Sandown.
Ran as well as could be expected there and she is one to consider closely.
14. Slowmotion – Joseph O'Brien/Barry Geraghty (66-1)
Switched back to hurdles at Punchestown and ran well to finish third to Laurina.
Represents top connections and she isn't without a squeak at massive odds.
15. Stormy Ireland – Willie Mullins/Paul Townend (9-1)
Reliable five-year-old was second to Laurina at Punchestown last month.
She has the form to play a part but is yet to fully convince she stays this far.
Patrick Mullins on Stormy Ireland
"Stormy Ireland ran a good race in the Triumph Hurdle last year before she fell at the last.
"I think the Old Course will suit her better than the New Course."
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