Bob Le Beau, runner-up on fast going at Down Royal last month, started odds-on to go one better at Limerick but ran a shocker. He'll need to bounce back in what looks a strong maiden in which SPOT FINE is handed the vote. He showed his liking for this surface when narrowly beaten by Fairview Star at Cork where he was only headed close home. Phillys Fancy has plenty of potential and made a very promising start over timber behind Tangled Web here in May while Lightening Stricks has been going well on the Flat and has to be of interest in this company. Well Read Man hasn't been seen since making a winning bumper debut on soft ground at Punchestown in May last year but that's rarely a problem for one of Willie Mullins so he's an obvious threat.
Bob Le Beau (IRE) 9-10fav (11-12) Soon led, headed and quickly beaten straight, no extra from before 2 out, 5th of 18, 29l behind River Slaney (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gf.
Lightening Stricks (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway into 6th 2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Joe Eile (9-3) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct (flat).
Mr Groocock 12-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, brought down 4 out, in a race won by Fromthecloudsabove (10-9) at Wexford 3m mdn hdl gf in Jun, 16 ran.
Petomic (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Honour System (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May, 16 ran.
Scary Movie (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Always behind, completely tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Wall Street Wally (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl in Jul '12.
Well Read Man (IRE) 6-4fav (12-0) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway to go 2nd entering straight, carried left and hampered early straight, switched right and kept on well under pressure final furlong, led final strides, won at Punchestown 2m 1f 5yo nhf sft in May '12 beating Count Brando (11-7) by hd, 13 ran.
Banned In Bhutan (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression entering straight, 15th of 20, 29l behind Here For The Craic (11-9) at Cork 2m N H flat gf in May.
Caoimhes Star (IRE) 100-1 (11-6) Waited with, 9th 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 7th of 11, 34l behind Shamar (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f nh nov hdl gf.
Castlemcniff (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden 5f out, soon no impression, remote 10th when brought down entering straight, in a race won by Bach To Whitingbay (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 4f N H flat gf in Jun, 16 ran.
Porlock Bay (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Alw twrds rr, nvr nrr, pu 3out, in a race won by Cloudy Beach (11-4) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in Apr, 14 ran.
Spot Fine 9-4 (11-9) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, led after 5 out, ridden 3 out, kept on, strongly pressed run-in and headed closing stages, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Fairview Star (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gf.
Spot The Header (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, ridden and no extra in 8th entering straight, weakened, 12th of 18, 50l behind Rally (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat gf.
Caitlin Brook (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Waited with, pushed along 6 out, no extra in 5th from 3 out, last of 7, well behind Tasitiocht (11-7) at Wexford 2m mrs nov hdl in Dec.
Phillys Fancy (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, 5th 2 out, soon ridden in 4th, kept on to 2nd entering straight, closer last when slight peck, not reach winner run-in, 2nd of 14, 3l behind Tangled Web (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
Xolani (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) 3rd of 15, 23l behind Keith's Delight (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mrs N H flat gf.
Mon Carlos (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 2nd, lost place 5 out, soon no extra, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Another Rebel (11-7) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Jun, 18 ran.
Backinyourbox (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, 13th after 4 out, ridden into 10th 3 out, 7th and no impression next, kept on one pace, 7th of 22, 24l behind Shamar (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Four Kicks (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always rear, awkward 3 out and no extra before next, last of 12, 37l behind Golden Firth (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn stks in Mar.