The ground will play an important part here as many of the runners are untested on going this quick. Apache Stronghold wasn't beaten far in a Grade 1 bumper here in April but faces these conditions for the first time on his hurdling debut. The Job Is Right went to Listowel with a favourite's chance after a close second to Indevan here but found Mireya just too strong. It was still a good effort and he must be on the shortlist but Thunder And Roses, who definitely has the form for this, has never run on anything but ground with plenty of give and has a long absence to overcome. Hologram is related to some useful winners and made a very impressive for David Elsworth at Wincanton in May after which he was purchased by Gigginstown. Now with Gordon Elliott, he looks to have a bright future but could just find the experience of CLONARD LAD too much for him as Willie Mullins' charge appeared to run out of steam over 3m at Listowel, his first start since 2010.
Aces And Kings (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, lost place before 4 out and soon dropped to rear, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by King High (11-8) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jul, 12 ran.
Apache Stronghold (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, 4th over 1f out, kept on to 2nd inside final furlong, lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 11, 3l behind The Liquidator (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat (1) sft in Apr.
Banned In Bhutan (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Prominent, not always completely fluent in jumping, no extra after 3 out, 12th of 15, well behind Rossvoss (11-12) at Galway 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Clonard Lad (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th into straight, a bit untidy 2 out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 18, 3l behind Balynaclash Warior (11-12) at Listowel 3m mdn hdl in Sep.
Danny K (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Alw rr & njw, 15th by 5th & mstk 9th, to when pu bef 5out, in a race won by Kingswood Bar (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gf in May, 17 ran.
Inishturk Lad 14-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, improved into 4th before straight, 3rd and a little awkward 3 out, 2nd at last and soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 6l behind Minella Fiveo (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Keepaspotforme (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden and dropped to rear 6f out, no extra, last of 11, well behind Goldboy (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f N H flat sft.
Little Wing Man (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders and moderate 5th halfway, slight mistakes 5th and 4 out, never a factor, left remote 4th last, 4th of 7, well behind Theatre Mill (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gf.
Never Said That (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Alw in rr, pu 1/2 way, in a race won by Timesremembered (12-0) at Maralin 3m ire ptp in Mar, 16 ran.
No More Vino (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Bonisland (11-8) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl gd in Nov.
The Job Is Right 9-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 6th, slight mistakes 2nd and 5th, headway to lead 2 out, strongly pressed when not fluent and stumbled on landing last, soon headed and not recover, 2nd of 17, 2l behind Mireya (10-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Thunder And Roses (IRE) 7-4fav (11-11) Led until carried out by loose horse approaching 5th, in a race won by Operating (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl gs in Mar, 12 ran.
Courage (IRE) 3-1fav (11-2) Settled mid-division, headway into 6th 3 out, ridden into 3rd 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 8l behind Carriganog (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Gold Not Silver (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon no extra, 6th of 14, 6l behind Shabra Emperor (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar (flat).
High Bay (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) 9th of 11, well behind Maigh Dara (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in Sep.
Hologram 9-2 (10-12) Held up, headway on outside 5f out, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in May beating Zulu Oscar (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
One Cool Boy (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Prominent, closer in 2nd before straight, no impression from under 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 18l behind Ange Balafre (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf gf in Sep.
Endless Days (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Always behind, never a factor, 17th of 20, well behind Bishops Road (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft.
Katie Lu (IRE) 40-1 (10-6) Soon mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 10th of 15, well behind Roja Dove (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Lotus Lily (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 17th of 18, well behind Jansboy (10-13) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd.
Posh Frock (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden along 3 out, soon no impression, never a factor, 10th of 20, 35l behind Gambling Girl (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.