Shanroe Society has won once in 26 starts over hurdles yet finds himself at the head of the weights after several decent efforts. Bye Bye O Bye is still a maiden and had no answer to Give Me A Break at Tipperary but he's run well at this trip and has to be respected. HERO DE VILLENEUVE has improved out of all recognition over fences and has shot up the weights but retains his lowly mark over hurdles and with Barry Geraghty booked a hat-trick looks on the cards. Maple Valley Gold has failed to build on her December victory at Downpatrick and deserves some leniency in the weights but Blaze Of Fire shouldn't be dismissed as he's well in on his chase form and a recent run will have put him straight.
Shanroe Society (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, improved travelling smoothly from 4 out, 2nd into straight, challenged 2 out, no extra in 4th from before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 18, 8l behind Cloudy Morning (10-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Bye Bye O Bye (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Mid-division, progress into 5th 3 out, ridden into 3rd entering straight, 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 20, 7l behind Give Me A Break (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102.
Banned In Bhutan (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden and weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Give Me A Break (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102, 20 ran.
Hero De Villeneuve (FR) 11-4fav (11-8) Held up in touch, good headway into 2nd 3 out, led travelling well before last, kept on well run-in, won at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Duaiseoir (11-2) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Maple Valley Gold (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened before 2 out, 8th of 10, well behind Mr Utah (11-8) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Rodeo Rocket (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace, 10th of 20, 42l behind Mydor (10-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102.
Alderimli (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, no impression 2 out, 6th of 20, 42l behind Give Me A Break (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102.
Key Account (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Soon mid-division, not fluent 4th, moderate 11th into straight, moderate 9th and no impression 2 out where not fluent, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 21l behind Cloudy Morning (10-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Diamond Reign (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, never a factor, 11th of 16, well behind Gold Platinum (10-8) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Forjoethepainter (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, no extra from before 2 out,, 19th of 23, well behind Abolitionist (10-12) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Mossy Island (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Raced in rear, not fluent 4 out, bad mistake next, no impression straight, soon no extra,, last of 4, 25l behind Draycott Place (11-10) at Limerick 2m 3f nh nov hdl.
Res Ipsa Loquitur (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Soon towards rear, jumped left and behind 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Gone Bust (10-13) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar, 18 ran.
Valley Of Stars (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 13th of 24, 26l behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-9) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Dec.
Ever So Much (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 12th of 20, well behind Mydor (10-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102.
Blaze Of Fire 6-1 (11-2) Mid-division on outer and jumped big early, 6th 4 out, ridden from next, no impression, 9th of 14, 26l behind Carpet Elegance (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Barney King (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Mid-division, 8th halfway, dropped to rear 4 out, soon ridden and detached, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Supreme Vic (10-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr, 15 ran.
Brave Glen (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Never better than mid-division, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Gone Bust (10-13) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar, 18 ran.
Brian The Warrior (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division, dropped towards rear and ridden along after 4 out, soon no impression, 7th of 11, well behind Patrolman (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Personal Shopper 14-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra approaching 3 out, eased after 3 out and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Lady Olwyn (11-0) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95, 16 ran.
Sulki Rose (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 11th of 15, 44l behind Billybuster (11-7) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct.
Flemany (IRE) 40-1 (10-8) Mid-division, fell 3rd, in a race won by Allez Vic (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Dec, 15 ran.
Prospectorous (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Towards rear, progress from 4 out, ridden in 7th on outer 2 out, no extra, 5th of 19, 11l behind Uncle Taffy (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun '11.
Mines River (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Held up, 16th approaching 6 out, improved into 8th into straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 6th of 24, 29l behind Tailors Hill (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109.