Reflet Ambre didn't shown much in two runs on the Flat in France a year ago but Edward O'Grady will have him right for his hurdling debut. Manuka didn't score on the level but produced some fair efforts and, now with Tony Martin, is likely to improve over timber. BEAUTIFUL BEN was a 33/1 chance on his racecourse debut at Tramore but caught the eye with a staying-on finish behind the well-regarded Wood Breizh. With that under his belt he should be up to winning this. Princess Layla looks a threat as Mags Mullins' winning bumper will have benefited from her opening run over hurdles last month.
Cairde Aris (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, moderate 9th approaching straight, soon no impression, 8th of 15, 41l behind Shamsikhan (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Exit Seven (IRE) 100-1 (11-11) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, completely tailed off, 18th of 22, well behind Daneking (11-11) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Frankie Ballou (IRE) Norwich gelding out of One Up.
Italian Riviera 9-1 (9-12) Pressed leader, led over 8f out, headed over 4f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off and eased, last of 9, well behind Gabrial's King (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep (flat).
Leibniz (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Rr mid div, fair 8th 6out, prog 5out & further prog 3out, cl en 5th when b mstk 2out, wknd, 6th of 14, 26l behind Black Hercules (11-7) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Apr '13.
Lonan (IRE) 22-1 (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 20th of 25, well behind Emperor Of Exmoor (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl.
Lunch Master (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, no impression 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 17, well behind Noble Emperor (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl.
Manuka (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 5l behind Shalaman (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep (flat).
Roe Your Own Boat (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, slightly hampered on bend at halfway, moderate 9th 4 out, no impression from next, 8th of 15, well behind Subtle Ben (10-13) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl.
Shalamzar (FR) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, jumped right and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Emperor Of Exmoor (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl, 25 ran.
Sopotsomespot (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Alw rr, last & mstk 6th, mod 11th & b mstk 6out, to when pu bef 3out, in a race won by Cliff Lane (11-9) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp in Nov, 13 ran.
Princess Leya (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden in 4th next, soon no impression, 5th of 12, 28l behind Whisper Rock (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Bandon Bridge (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Karen Mag.
Beautiful Ben (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ridden 2 out, 7th last, kept on run-in, 5th of 10, 12l behind Wood Breizh (11-7) at Tramore 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
French Press (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Awkward leaving stalls and always towards rear, ridden early straight and soon no impression, eased final furlong, last of 17, 38l behind Hazariban (9-2) at Navan 1m 5f hcp sft (flat).
Hipster 40-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, no extra from 3 out and soon weakened, completely tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Master Oscar (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn stks hvy in Mar.
Reflet Ambre (FR) (8-8) 4th of 16, 7l behind Accent Francais (9-2) at Durtal(FR) 1m 3f stks gs in Apr '13 (flat).
Ningbo Express (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Towards rear, closer in moderate 14th from before straight, in pursuit of leaders when mistake 2 out, soon no impression, 12th of 22, 43l behind Ivan Grozny (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Keep Hope Alive 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress into 3rd before 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, soon no extra, 6th of 10, 31l behind Taglietelle (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Give Her Bach (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, moderate 6th 7f out, soon pushed along, no impression from before straight, 8th of 16, 24l behind One Cool Princess (11-2) at Cork 2m mrs N H flat.
Drive The Bus (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Tracked winner, driven and lost place over 5f out, soon ridden, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 9th of 11, 48l behind Donna's Diamond (10-10) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) sft in Feb.