World Citizen is the only C&D winner in the line-up and is just 2lb higher than when successful last September. Native Court arrives in good shape having won between the flags last month though he'll need to improve on what he's shown over hurdles. Mia's Vic has mixed hurdling with chasing after landing a maiden over timber at Sligo but doesn't look particularly well handicapped nor does Flemross, who is 11lb higher than his last success over hurdles and prefers faster ground. TREAT YOURSELF landed a touch on his reappearance at Gowran last month then returned there to defy an 11lb rise and complete the double. He's up another 7lb but Gareth Malone's claim will help and a hat-trick beckons. Popmurphy is consistent enough but has been beaten twice off lower marks recently.
Treat Yourself (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders and took keen hold, 5th halfway, good headway early straight and led after 2 out, strongly pressed last and slight advantage when rival stumbled early run-in, driven out and kept on well, won at Gowran Park 2m nov hcp hdl 80-116 sft beating Call Rog (11-4) by 2l, 10 ran.
Popmurphy 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division on inner, 9th approaching 3 out, soon ridden, 5th after 2 out, stayed on, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Lough Roe Lady (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Flemross (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Led and set strong pace, strongly pressed 2 out and headed approaching straight, no impression and dropped to 3rd at last, no extra, 4th of 13, 8l behind Shabra Charity (10-3) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug.
Mia's Vic (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and no impression from 4 out, 10th of 19, 24l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Native Court (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, rdn on terms 2out, up in 4th & mstk last, rallied to ld close home, won at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov beating Take It Too (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Shanroe Society (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Waited with towards rear, kept on without threatening from after 3 out, 6th of 14, 26l behind Doc Hollywood (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.
World Citizen (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Settled 4th, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 9th of 15, 42l behind Rating Queen (10-12) at Thurles 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.